Three men were arrested in St Ives last week as Police and Cornwall Trading Standards stepped up their battle against bogus builders and doorstep fraudsters. Concerned neighbours called the Police when they spotted the three men working at the home of elderly sisters.
The men were interviewed at Camborne Police Station after it became clear that they had cold-called at the home of the victims and persuaded them to have work done.
The actions of the neighbours may well have saved these ladies from becoming victims of serious and repeated fraud. But this incident shows how convincing these rogue traders can be and how easy it is to fall victim to their deceptions and over-charging.”
– Nigel Strick, Cornwall Council’s Trading Standards team
Police say a man from Camborne who died in suspicious circumstances suffered horrific injuries.
Today they appealed for more information about 63-year-old Terry Oldham. He was found at his home in Dolcoath Road in Camborne on 1 April. Four people have been arrested on suspicion of murder and have been bailed until 17 June
A foodbank in Cornwall says it needs to find ways to make giving relief more sustainable. Volunteers at the Camborne-Pool-Redruth foodbank want to tackle the underlying causes for people relying on it. They say more people are in need of non-food items like toothbrushes and nappies.