Warning over garden woman

Sir,

I would like to draw your attention to a recent event in my life which has shaken me unbelievably and totally shattered my faith in the human kind.

I am a 69-year-old widower who, due to bad health took on a seemingly very friendly gardener earlier this year for a few small jobs around my property.

All had been going well until recently when I went to visit my granddaughter in Southampton. I returned home to find my shed and garage had been broken into and ransacked. Naturally I reported this to the police who said they have had reports of very similar incidents involving someone posing as a gardener, befriending elderly people.

I’m hoping that you can publish my letter as a warning to others in the area of this deplorable scam and minimise the number of elderly victims this person/persons are praying on.

Alan

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