The builders who “mocked” an elderly customer after “bodging” his roof repairs have been ordered to pay their victims compensation.

Two brothers from Minety and a third man from Aldermaston must pay £35,265.83 to 17 victims.

In April, Matty Rossiter, 18, and James Rossiter, 24, were given custodial sentences for participating in a fraudulent business and fraud by false representation.

A third man, Dean Smith, 21, was also given a custodial sentence for participating in a fraudulent business.

The initial prosecution related to “unnecessary and overpriced work” which was carried out at 18 properties.

The victims were aged between 44 and 90 and were defrauded out of approximately £45,000.

The builders had previously filmed themselves bragging about ripping off 82-year-old John Bray in Calne, after charging him £8,000 to replace a few tiles.

They can be heard mocking the customer, calling him “really old” and admitting to “bodging” the job.

The biggest losses that individual victims faced were £9,000, £8,500 and £5,000.

The standard of the men’s work was described by a chartered surveyor as "abysmal" and "carried out with no attendant skill or competence.”

They had traded under several business names, including Southern Homecare, Chippenham Roofing and Skyling Roofing.

Matty Rossiter was sentenced to two years and three months in prison, James Rossiter was sentenced to three years and four months in prison and Dean Smith was sentenced to three years in prison.

They have been ordered to pay the £35,265.83 to the victims within three months or face further time in prison.

The value of the compensation has been determined based on the money that the victims were originally defrauded of and the incurred costs of any additional repairs.

Councillor Nick Holder, cabinet member for public protection, said: “I am pleased that in addition to the original conviction and custodial sentence, these men have been ordered to compensate their original victims.

“The investigation into these men was extensive and one which, at times, the families and officers involved found distressing.

“The men had pressured their victims, some of whom were elderly and vulnerable, into paying large sums of money for unnecessary works.

“I am grateful that not only have we been able to bring these criminals to justice, but we have been able to secure some compensation for their victims.

“I hope that today’s outcome will act as a warning to others that rogue traders will not prosper or get away with this type of behaviour in Wiltshire.”