Action on rogue traders

A POLICE operation has been running in Northumberland to tackle rogue traders.

Northumbria Police joined in a national campaign last week to crack down on bogus callers who target vulnerable people.

Action took place across the force with Trading Standards and the Department of Work and Pensions.

Activity aimed to raise awareness of the issue and disrupt criminals who cold-call people claiming to be tradesmen or officials and charge for unnecessary or unfinished work, or intimidate people to extort money.