Earlier this month an elderly lady in the Mablethorpe area of Lincolnshire had dealings with a man purporting to work for a gardening company called LINCOLNSHIRE GARDEN MAINTENANCE following a leaflet drop in the locality. The man gave her a quote for garden work and fence replacement then did little or no work with a couple of associates before grossly overcharging to the sum of £500. The men were using a plain white Transit type van and were only contactable by mobile phone. The main offender used the name ‘CHRIS’ and was white, well built with cropped dark hair. He was wearing green clothing. Anyone who may have information about these people or who may have suffered a similar crime is asked to contact Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency. If you would rather provide information anonymously you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.  PLEASE DON’T USE ‘TRADESPEOPLE’ WHO COLD CALL AT YOUR DOOR. TRY TO USE PEOPLE WHO ARE RECOMMENDED BY OTHERS AND REPUTABLE.