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Rogue Tree Surgeons

Please see the following information posted to the forum by Nagsman:

A villager has just been conned out of £350 by so called ‘Tree Surgeons’ who told him that his neighbour had complained about a tree over hanging her garden, this was not the case but initially quoted £150 to remove no more than half a dozen small branches, it soon increased to £350, for no more than 30 minutes work.

He was then asked to go to the Post office to draw out the money. PC Batchelor is aware of this and a crime number has been allocated: 54130090618.

There are a few bits of information available, Two males, one late forties early fifties with dark hair and tanned skin the other a fair haired youth around 20. The vehicle a twin wheeled Ford Transit Pick up, or similar possibly with Blue doors and a magnetic label on the bonnet which says ‘Mr Ayres’.

PC Batchelor is keen to contact these people so if anyone sees this vehicle around the village or has any additional information please get the registration number and contact the Police. PC Batchelor has said that if these people are seen working around the village don’t hesitate to ring 999 as it may give them a chance to catch them.

Posted by: RB on 25th September 2013

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PC Jeremy Batchelor
Telephone: 101 ext. 739817
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