Six held in blitz on rogue traders

Chief Insp Laura Lawler has hailed the effectiveness of the week-long operation to target rogue traders  and nuisance doorstep salesmen.
Chief Insp Laura Lawler has hailed the effectiveness of the week-long operation to target rogue traders and nuisance doorstep salesmen.
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Six people were arrested during a crackdown on rogue traders in Blackpool.

As well as two people arrested on suspicion of conning a woman out of £10,000 over five days in Blackpool, three others were arrested for bail offences.

Another was taken in by police for activity related to rogue trading. A total of 44 police officers from Blackpool were involved in the operation, which was a week-long crackdown across the whole of Lancashire.

Blackpool’s Chief Insp Laura Lawler said the week had proved effective.

She said: “It sent out the right message, and emphasised to rogue traders and doorstep salesmen that they are not going to be tolerated in the western division of Lancashire Police, and we will catch those responsible. These results show we have raised awareness of the rogue traders and doorstep crime.”

As well as catching doorstep criminals across the resort, the operation has focussed on advising households on what they should look out for when people call at their door.

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