AN ELDERLY man in Tadley was scammed out of thousands of pounds after cold callers visited.

The 85-year-old man, who lives in Elmhurst, was approached by three men on July 6 who told him that his roof needed cleaning.

He agreed to the roof-cleaning work, with the price quoted at £100. However, unnecessary work was then added, and the total price then reached £1,850, which it is believed that he paid all of or a substantial amount of the total.

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the work being carried out in the area, and are trying to identify a vehicle, which was parked in Stephens Road.

If anyone has any information, they can contact the police on 101 with reference number 44180255148.