Gloucestershire Police are appealing for information following threatening behaviour by workmen in Tewkesbury.
A resident in Ashchurch agreed to have the gutters on her property cleaned following a call by a door to door workman. A price was agreed but no paperwork was provided. Upon completion of the job the man and his workmate said more work had been necessary therefore the householder owed them more money. Subsequently, the man banged on her front door late at the night shouting and demanding hundreds of pounds.
The householder didn't see a vehicle because the workmen arrived on foot. They provided no leaflets, business cards or written quote. The main man is described as 5' 10" tall, of average build, with dark unkempt hair and aged in his late 40's. He was wearing jeans and a dark top the victim thought he had an Irish accent.
Gloucestershire Police's advice is NEVER to accept verbal quotes from workmen knocking door to door soliciting building, garden or house maintenance work. If workmen continually pester you ask them to leave or tell them you will call the police. ALWAYS contact a reputable company to carry out repairs and general maintenance to your property. ALWAYS get a written quote and discuss these matters with a family member or a friend.
Please call 101 quoting incident number 488 of 12 February 2015 if you have any information that could help police with their enquiries.
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