Lee Kyson has just completed a report on defective works carried out on a property in Newham by a building contractor. The contractor had told the homeowners they needed additional work carried out on their property which didn't need doing. Adding insult to injury he commenced the work and tried to charge them over three times the amount he had quoted.
However, help was on hand in the form of Trading Standards from London Borough of Newham. Trading Standards saw to it that the contractor in question was arrested as he turned up for work today. The police had been informed and were prepared for his arrival.
Friday 13th was not a lucky day for this contractor. Lee watched as the police confiscated the contractor's brand new van. They also confiscated tools, mobile phones and other items too. If the court find in favour of LBN then the items confiscated may will be sold under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. This is not the end of the matter, previous customers, that LBN are aware of, are going to be contacted to find out if they have also been scammed.
The contractor had no affiliations with any trade organisations that we are aware of.
This item will be updated once the outcome is known and concluded.