Warning over bogus tradesmen calling on the elderly in Leyburn

Police have issued a warning about bogus tradesmen targeting the elderly in Leyburn today.

North Yorkshire Police says two men with Irish accents have been knocking on doors offering to carry out work

A spokesperson added: “Once the work is completed they are demanding extremely large amounts of money for the work and are asking for cash payment.

“They are targetting older people and possibly those that are vulnerable too.

“Please be vigilant on behalf of your family, friends and neighbours.”

Anyone with information should call call 101.

You can also use North Yorkshire Trading Standards for professional advice and to report bogus sales people on 0808 223 1133 or use this link Trading Standards North Yorkshire