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Markse and Saltburn elderly warned over rogue traders

Elderly people on Teesside are being warned to be wary of workmen giving "ridiculous" quotes after a man was conned out of £2,000.

Police said a number of householders in Marske and Saltburn had fallen victim to rogue tradesmen offering to build fences and driveways for "huge sums".

One elderly man gave £2,000 and his caravan to pay for a very poorly built fence, police said.

Officers are urging people to get in touch with trading standards.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: "I would ask residents to consider the prices quoted to them very carefully, as most are simply ridiculous."

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