Warning to homeowners after reports of rogue traders in Stamford and Oakham

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POLICE have warned homeowners to beware of rogue traders after two separate incidents involving roofers.

According to officers, two men called at a home in Churchill Road, Stamford, on Saturday, saying they had carried out work to the roof.

The homeowner had not requested any work but the men, who were driving a white van, demanded payment of more than £700.

And police in Rutland received a call on Monday of three men offering to clean gutters for a set fee in Oakham.

According to officers, the men then said roof tiles were damaged and they would be charging a larger amount to fix them.

Police were called and the traders were warned about their behaviour.

Residents have been urged to report suspicious activity in their neighbourhood as police try and crack down on rogue traders.

If you think you have been targeted call police on 101.