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Rogue trader ripped tiles off resident's roof before charging him £3,000

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The man ripped roof tiles from the house
The man ripped roof tiles from the house

POLICE are hunting a cold-calling rogue trader who charged a resident £3,000 after ripping tiles from the roof of their home without permission.

The offender called at the man’s address in the Burton area of Christchurch around 10.20am on Tuesday, claiming the roof needed to be fixed before carrying out the unauthorised work.

However, the victim refused to pay and alerted officers who have launched an investigation and are urging people to come forward if they can help find the male trader.

He has been described as white, aged 45 to 50, about 5ft 8in tall, with short, dark hair.

Those with information should contact the Dorset force on 101, quoting crime reference number 55210016131, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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