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Jail for "repairmen" who preyed on elderly

Two men from the travelling community have been jailed after admitting trying to defraud two pensioners out of nearly 80 thousand pounds

Steven Wood and Ryan Lowe told elderly victims in North Yorkshire that they needed repairs to their honmes and gardens.

No significant work was ever carried out yet the pair took thousands in payment. An 87 yr old man handed over £72 thousand pounds and an 84 yr old woman gave £6000. Both victims had severe dementia.

Wood was jailed for 4 and a half years, Lowe was given a three year sentence.

Lowe turns down move to Rotherham

Ryan Lowe
Ryan Lowe Credit: Press Association

MK Dons striker Ryan Lowe has turned down a move to Rotherham United. Lowe, 34, has been made available for loan by Dons boss Karl Robinson and was linked with League One leaders Tranmere earlier this week.

The Millers agreed a deal to bring Lowe to New York Stadium, but he was not prepared to drop down to the bottom tier. "We tried to take Ryan Lowe, we agreed a deal, but he didn't want to come and play in League Two," said Rotherham manager Steve Evans.

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