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Raid on suspected rogue traders

More than 60 police officers have taken part in early morning raids on suspected rogue traders in East Anglia.

Three men were arrested after police officers targeted addresses in Cambridge and Landbeach in Cambridgeshire and Hunstanton, Norfolk.

The operation followed a three-year investigation by Trading Standards.

A Trading Standards spokesman said the investigation had identified more than 100 victims and an estimated £400,000 worth of fraud.

Ch Insp Gary Martin, who led the operation in co-operation with Cambridgeshire Trading Standards, said: "Rogue traders deliberately target the elderly and vulnerable and the police and Trading Standards are committed to bringing them to justice.

"The support and involvement of local communities is essential to fighting crime and people should remain vigilant to activity in their neighbourhood."

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