A pensioner from Leigh has been swindled out of more than £100,000 after being repeatedly targeted by a conman for more than 12 months.
The 72-year-old fell victim after agreeing a price for maintenance work on his driveway when the conman visited his home.
The trickster gave his name as "Howard" and claimed to work for a company called "Marshalls".
The work the victim got for his money effectively amounted to his driveway being jet washed, police said.
Over a period of 15 months the offender used the same approach to systematically steal £107,000 from the victim, who continued to hand over cash believing he would be fully reimbursed and fearful that he would not be if he did not do as asked.
More top news
Police have confirmed a 26-year-old man from Cornwall has died at the campsite area of the Cheshire festival.
The AA have warned of traffic jams and urged people to carry extra water in their vehicles because of the warm weather.
Hundreds of free sporting events took place across the region to mark I Am Team GB.