Rogue traders alert for Hull residents

Published: Monday 20th April 2015 by The News Editor

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People in Hull are being urged to be on their guard against suspected rogue traders.

The warning comes after two elderly men – aged 88 and 85 – were told by a pair of cold callers that asbestos roofing panels urgently needed to be removed from their sheds.

The pair told the householders in Shannon Road that they needed to pay for the work up front and said they would take them to a bank to get the cash.

Humberside Police say that although the men were believed by the residents, they moved on after a relative intervened over concerns that they could be rogue traders.

The men, who were in the Shannon Road area on Friday April 17, were driving a white van, had ladders and were giving out leaflets carrying the name “Roof Master”.

Both men were white. One was stocky with grey hair, while the other was in his mid-30s and clean-shaven with thick brown hair. The second man spoke in what was described as a very loud voice and wore two-tone work trousers.

Humberside Police are calling on people to report suspicious traders by calling them on 101 or contacting Hull City Council Trading Standards.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Monday 20th April 2015 by The News Editor

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  • Silicatrucks

    This van was in Medina road today. 20/04/2015

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