Cops crack down on rogue trade in county

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Cops stopped more than 70 vehicles across Derbyshire as part of a crackdown on potential rogue traders.

The day of action took place as part of a national week of activities, and during the first week of Derbyshire police’s long term campaign on doorstep crime

Roving patrols were carried out throughout the county, with officers attending reports of suspicious activity.

PC Chris Bond, from the intelligence unit at Derbyshire police, said: “Rogue traders are people who will use fraud to try to con vulnerable people into paying for unnecessary or vastly overpriced work to their home.

“The aim of the operation was to target possible rogue traders and act as a reminder to those who try to con the most vulnerable in our communities.”

Anyone concerned about suspicious callers in their area should call Derbyshire police, on 101, or dial 999 if a crime is in progress.

To find a Trusted Trader visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/tt or call 08456 058058.