Avon and Somerset police appeal for information after rogue trader incident

Credit: Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Police are appealing for information after a Bristol man in his 80s was persuaded to pay over the odds for having a single roof tile repaired.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary say the gentleman had just returned to his home in Whittucks Road, Hanham, on Saturday when he was approached by a man who said that a roof tile needed repair.

He was persuaded to have the work done there and then.

After about 20 minutes of work the man demanded immediate payment in cash.

The gentleman was shocked by the amount charged and the incident was reported to police the following day.

The man has been described as white, aged 25 to 30, and about 5ft 9ins tall. He was driving a white or silver van or estate car with two ladders on the roof.

We’ve visited this gentleman and given him some crime prevention advice and our Bobby Van carpenter has made some improvements to his home security.

– PC Andy Cox, Avon and Somerset Police