South Scotland

Tweedbank bogus roof work warning issued

A warning has been issued over bogus workmen offering to carry out roof repairs in the Borders.

It follows two incidents on Friday in Tweedbank with cold callers in Essenside Place and Stobshaw Place.

In both cases men offered to do work to roofs and when given access to attic spaces they appear to have caused damage to back up their claims.

Police have warned the public to be aware of the activity and report any incidents to them.

Insp Tony Hodges said: "Any persons calling at your home, unless by prior arrangement, should not be given access.

"Do not allow tradesmen you do not know or have not invited into your home on any occasion.

"Please contact police should anyone call at your home and attempt to gain access without your consent."

He asked people to note descriptions of workmen and take down registration numbers of any vehicles they are driving.

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