Pensioner conned out of his life savings

A pensioner from Kent has told ITV Meridian he was left feeling suicidal after being swindled out of his life savings by conmen who said his roof needed mending.

Mick Bishop from Strood was scammed out of more than £70,000 - some of which he had to borrow - fearful that his home was going to be condemned.

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Sarah also talked to Clive Phillips, Kent Trading Standards, and Det Sgt Marc Cananur, Kent Police.