November 1, 2013 2.06 pm This story is over 119 months old

Police warn Lincoln residents of rogue handymen traders

Dodgy deals: Police are asking residents to be wary of people calling to carry out garden or building work in Lincoln.

Lincolnshire Police are warning residents in Lincoln to look out for rogue traders in the city offering to do odd jobs.

A recent incident of rogue traders was on October 31 in the Sincil Bank area.

An elderly resident paid for work to remove a small tree, some earth and to replace guttering at the rear of his property. The payment for the work would be paid in instalments.

The work was carried out by a “stocky” Irish man and two Eastern European workers, but it is a poor standard.

The Irish male then informed the homeowner he would return for rest of the money.

No company details or business card has been given, and no vehicle was seen.

Police advise residents if they notice anyone calling to carry out garden/building work and are suspicious, or notice a vehicle, to contact them immediately.

To give information on this incident, contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 289 of October 31.