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Rogue Traders on The Shires

We've recently received a report of rogue traders operating in The Shires area on Gipsyville.

Over the last weekend two men in a transit van was seen driving up and down The Shires.  The males have stopped on Gloucester Street and asked an elderly couple if they would like their gutters cleaning.  The couple were charged £250 for the work.  They was then asked if they would like their extension roof repairing.  The couple again agreed and was charged £2500 which they paid straight away.  The work men have not completed the work properly and they have not come back to complete the work properly.

The males are described as white with Irish accents.  No details of the van are known.

If you have any information about these males please call 101 or reply to this community alert.


If people come to your door asking if you want work carrying out on your home, check they are from a reputable company and check the quality of their previous work from other clients if you can.

Never hand over cash in advance of work to be carried out.  Do your checks first, have the work done and then only pay if you are satisfied the work has been carried out properly.


If you have any concerns you can contact Humberside Police or Trading Standards on telephone number 01482 300300.

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Carl Palmer
(Humberside Police, PC, Hull West)

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