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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.