Bogus work duo hunted by officers

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BOGUS workmen who conned a resident by carrying out shoddy work on their home for a five-figure sum are being hunted by police.

Two men called at an address in Albert Terrace, Musselburgh, East Lothian and offered to carry out work on the property.

They received a cheque for a five-figure sum for the work that they carried out.

But a subsequent inspection revealed that what they had done was substandard.

Luckily the cheque was cancelled without any payment being made.

One of the men is described as white, around 30 years old, 5ft 10in tall, well built, with blue eyes and cropped hair.

The other is described as having a sallow complexion, around 5ft 11in tall, with a medium build and dark brown hair.

The suspects called at the victim’s home last Thursday.

Detective Inspector Raymond Brown, from Police Scotland, said: “Luckily the two men did not manage to gain financially from the substandard work.

“We are appealing for any information that can help us trace them.”

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