Birmingham & Black Country

Three held after man conned out of £800

An elderly man from Solihull has been conned out of £800 by rogue traders, police said.

It follows an incident in which the men carried out work at his home in the Elmdon area.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said the men visited the 75-year-old's home on four occasions and pressured him into agreeing to work.

Three men, aged 31, 44 and 51, have been arrested on suspicion of fraud and released on bail.

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