A pensioner from Oxfordshire has been telling ITV Meridian how she was conned out of more than £6000 by a bogus workman.
Dorothy Dainton was approached by the man at her home in Yarnton offering to do repairs on her roof.
She ended up paying him in cash. Now she's warning others not to fall victim to the same scam. Kate Bunkall reports.
A pensioner from Oxfordshire is warning people to be on their guard after she was conned out of more than £6000.
Dorothy Dainton from Yarnton spotted the builder doing work on her neighbours property, and asked him to fix some things for her.
The work was so bad, it had to be fixed by a reputable trader.
Dorothy contacted Trading Standards for help, who carried out an investigation.
Tom Mobey from Didcot was jailed for ten months last week.
Safety at level crossings is under the spotlight after a car was hit by a train in Oxfordshire last night. Emergency services were called to Sandy Lane in Yarnton . The woman who's in her forties and from Banbury, was cut free from the vehicle. Penny Silvester reports.
A car has been hit by a train in Yarnton, Oxfordshire.
The incident happened at around 16:45 today on Sandy Lane.
The woman inside the vehicle received non-life threatening injuries. The fire service were in attendance as she was trapped in the car.
There was a problem last year with the level crossing barriers at Sandy Lane in Yarnton in Oxfordshire where a man died on Wednesday.Read the full story ›
An 85-year-old man killed when a train hit a car at the Yarnton level crossing in Oxfordshire has been named as Thomas Pizzey from Banbury.Read the full story ›
Investigations are continuing into the circumstances that led to the death of an eighty-five-year-old man at a level crossing.
The car he was travelling in was struck by a freight train in Yarnton in Oxfordshire on Wednesday 2nd January. The driver, a seventy-eight-year-old man, was taken to hospital. Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse has the latest.
British Transport Police has confirmed that two men were in a car struck by a freight train at Sandy Lane level crossing in Yarnton, Oxfordshires, yesterday.
BTP and Thames Valley Police officers were called to the incident, which was reported to at 3.40pm.
South Central Ambulance Service medics also attended. Two men were in the vehicle at the time of the collision. Sadly the passenger of the vehicle, an 85-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 78-year-old driver of the vehicle was taken to John Radcliffe Hospital, where is he being treated for his injuries and remains in a stable condition."
The train was a Trafford Park to Southampton freight service, and the train driver was left shaken but uninjured. The driver pulled the emergency brake on the train but was unable to stop in time.
The line was closed last night whilst an investigation was carried by officers and the rail industry.
The vehicle has been recovered and the line was handed back to Network Rail at 10.40pm. The Rail Accident Investigation Branch and the Office of Rail Regulation have been informed, and officers will continue to build a file for the Coroner.
Officers are continuing their investigation and will continue to work to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident, including how the car came to be on the tracks."
Network Rail has said the rail crossing at Yarnton in Oxfordshire - where a man died yesterday after a freight train hit a car - was working.
A spokesperson said there had been no technical fault with the crossing. Investigations are continuing.