Police appeal follows “resurfacing scam” at Shiptonthorpe, East Yorkshire

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Humberside Police are appealing for information following a resurfacing scam in the East Riding of Yorkshire on Wednesday 13 August 2014.

A member of staff at Drakes Garage, York Road, Shiptonthorpe was contacted by a group of men who where resurfacing in the area. They allegedly claimed to be working for the council and had a large amount of chippings left over which were available to be laid free of charge if the garage wanted it.

The member of staff agreed and the chippings were laid on the forecourt. However, three hours later a man rang the garage allegedly saying that they wanted paying for the chippings and demanded £7000 and said the labour was free but the tarmac wasn’t.


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