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Suspected rogue traders arrested in connection with £50,000 scam in Gravesend

PUBLISHED: 07:00 29 April 2018

The two men are alleged to have targeted a home in the Hever Court Road area. Picture: Google

The two men are alleged to have targeted a home in the Hever Court Road area. Picture: Google

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Suspected rogue traders have been arrested on suspicion of scamming two elderly residents in Gravesend out of more than £50,000.

The two men are alleged to have targeted a home in the Hever Court Road area on Monday April 16 when they offered to replace a fence.

The victims reported that they handed over a total of £51,400 for the work in various sums.

The offence was reported on Tuesday April 24 when bank staff contacted Kent Police.

Two men, one aged 60 and the other aged 47, both from Essex, were arrested the following day.

They have both been released on bail until Sunday May 20 while officers carry out further enquiries.

If you have been a victim of rogue trading and have not spoken to an officer, or you believe rogue traders are operating in your area, contact Kent Police on 101.

Alternatively, call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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