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Rogue trader warning issued for Lostock Hall

Posted on - 8th November, 2017 - 8:36am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lostock Hall, News
Linden Drive in Lostock Hall has been targeted Pic: Google
Linden Drive in Lostock Hall has been targeted Pic: Google

Police have issued a warning after a man was taken to a cash point by a rogue trader and forced to withdraw money for work that wasn’t complete.

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Trading Standards and South Ribble Police are investigating after the incident in Lostock Hall on Tuesday (7 November).

A vulnerable man was taken to a bank by a ‘supposed tradesman’ according to police.

This was to withdraw a large sum of cash for work that had not been carried out.

The bank refused the transaction and contacted police.

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The suspects are believed to have targeted a number of addresses in the Linden Drive area of Lostock Hall.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

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