ROGUE traders pressuring people into roof, patio and driveway cleaning have damaged tiles during unnecessary work.

Now police have warned the public to be on their guard following offences in the Corfe Mullen area.

A spokesman for East Dorset Police said: "Recent incidents have resulted in damage being caused to roof tiles during unnecessary cleaning work.

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"We advise that you should never accept work from door step traders. If you are needing work to be done to your homes please use highly recommended traders, visit the Trading Standards website at or call 01392 383430."

Incidents of rogue trading should be reported to trading standards on 01305 224702 or to police on 101.