Bogus workmen target pensioner’s home in Elland

Police are warning pensioners to be vigilant after bogus workmen tried to con a 90-year-old man in Elland.

The culprits called at the elderly man’s house on Wednesday, telling him he needed work doing and they would carry it out in return for money.

Detectives are urging people tobe careful when they answer their doors and to ensure anyone who does call at their home provides authentic identification .

Anyone with information about the incident on Wednesday should call Detective Sergeant Terry O’Keeffe in Calderdale CID on 01422 337085 or via 101.

Information can also passed on anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.