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A cowboy builder conned local residents out of hundreds of thousands of pounds and has been ordered to compensate his victims.

The Evesham con-man, was told by a crown court judge at a hearing in Leamington that if he also did not hand over £275,000 worth of assets within six months, he would face another three years in prison.

The Financial Investigation Unit of Warwickshire and West Mercia Police applied for the assets to be confiscated after an investigation stretching back three years.

He was jailed for nine years and nine months  after admitting nine fraud offences and two social security offences. This was later reduced to seven years on appeal.

Between 2008 and his arrest, he operated as a bogus builder and roofer targeting elderly and vulnerable victims, conning them out of a total of £404,605.

He also obtained £51,307 by falsely claiming income support, disability living allowance and associated state benefits.

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