Officers investigating an alleged rogue trader incident in Poole are appealing for anyone with information to come forward – with one man arrested.

It is reported that on Friday 15 July 2022 an elderly woman attended a bank in the Parkstone area to withdraw £1,000 for a man who had carried out works on her driveway.

It is alleged that the man initially offered to complete the job for £65 on the previous day.
The man was reportedly waiting outside the bank in a white Peugeot van.

A report was made to Dorset Police at around 12.40pm on Friday 15 July 2022 and following a search of the area, a 30-year-old man from Oxfordshire was arrested on suspicion of dishonestly failing to disclose information to make a gain for himself or another or causing another a loss. He has been released on police bail while enquiries continue.

Police Constable Hannah van der Eyken, of Poole police, said: “An investigation is underway into this incident and I am keen to hear from anyone with information that may assist my enquiries.
“I am also particularly keen to speak to anyone who has been approached locally in a similar manner recently.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220113882. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.