Rogue Traders

Alert message sent 09/05/2022 11:24:00

Information sent on behalf of Dorset Alert

We have received several reports of vulnerable members of the community being targetted by two male doorstep callers looking to power wash driveways or undertake general gardening work.  The individuals are described as having Irish accents, with one being stocky, in his 30's with light brown hair and a beard.  They have been advised as driving a white panel van with a yellow stripe and ladders on the roof and a white Mitsubishi L200.  The reports advise that the standard of work undertaken was of a poor quality with payment made in cash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220071224.  Alternatively, to stay 100 percent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call Freephone 0800 555 111.  Please do not use Dorset Alert to report a crime or something else that requires urgent police attention as we are unable to log details via this system.  You should call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger.
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Tony Thomas (Dorset Police, Volunteer 4234, Poole)

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