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Police warn of rogue traders

Police in Norwich are asking people to be extra vigilant after a spate of complaints about suspected rogue traders.

They say cold callers have been targeting elderly residents in the Thorpe St Andrew and Rackheath areas, charging excessive fees for the sub-standard garden clearance

Police warn of rogue traders Credit: ITV Anglia

"Remember that you do not have to open your door to cold callers. Close and lock your back door before answering the front door. If you do not recognise the person, speak through the closed and locked door. If they are selling something or offering to do any work on your house or garden, tell them you are not interested and ask them to leave. If they persist tell them you will call the police and call us on 999. If you have any doubt – keep them out.”

– PCSO Paul McAllister