AN ELDERLY woman in Basingstoke has been the victim of rogue traders after paying over £1,000 for minor gardening work.

The work was carried out by three men at a house in Pack Lane, between 9:45am and 12:30pm on Tuesday May 2.

After the work was completed, the woman parted with approximately £1,600.

Police would like to speak with anyone who saw a white van which was in the area of Pack Lane, in particular any vehicle near to the premises, which is near Stratton Park, at the time the work took place.

If you have any information, then you can contact the police on 101, with the reference number 44170171979.