County is winning the fight against rogue traders

Richard Webb

Richard Webb

First published in News

DOORSTEP crime in Oxfordshire has fallen by eight per cent in the last year.

The county bucked the national trend with a drop in reported incidents of rogue traders from 524 between April 2010 and April 2011 to 480 the following financial year.

The change has been hailed as a victory by the Trading Standards Service and Thames Valley Police .

Acting head of trading standards Richard Webb, left, said: “We are obviously approaching this in the right way to buck the national trend, but there is still a lot more work to do. “Behind every incident is a person and often the impact is much more than just financial.

“While it is very pleasing to see a small decline in the number of doorstep crime incidents, it is still worrying that there is more than one a day reported to us.”

lCall 0845 051 0845 if you have concerns about rogue traders.

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