A ROGUE trader took £40 from a pensioner in Sherfield-on-Loddon after claiming he would cut her hedge.

The incident took place at around 2.30pm on Sunday, June 8, at the home of an 81-year-old woman in Northfield Road.

A man went to her home and offered to carry out some gardening work. He was paid £40 and said he would return in 30 minutes but never did.

Officers have now released an efit of the man.

Anyone with information can contact PC Lisa Graham at Basingstoke police station on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.