A MAN from Calne has been arrested after an elderly victim agreed to pay for unnecessary work on his house in Trowbridge.

On November 1 the victim agreed for the work to be carried out and made a part-payment.

Further payment was then requested and the victim was taken to the bank for cash to be withdrawn from his account.

A 41 year old male from Calne has been bailed for further inquiries. Trading Standards have been made aware.

A police spokesman said: “If you are not sure don’t open the door. Keep your front and back doors locked, even when you are at home. Install a spy hole or electronic viewer in the front door so that you can see who the caller is before opening the door.

“Use a door chain or door bar so that you don’t have to open the door fully to talk to the person on the doorstep and even if the person calling has an appointment, check their identity card carefully.”