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Warning after rogue traders sell damaged TVs in Shropshire

By Nick Humphreys | Oswestry | Crime | Published:

"Lots" of people have lost cash to rogue traders who have been selling damaged TV sets from the back of a van, say police.

Damaged TVs were found by police at Granville Park in Telford. Picture: Telford Cops

Officers have issued a warning to members of the public throughout Shropshire to be aware of people selling suspect goods after several people were taken in by the scammers.

Two TV sets were found dumped in Granville Park, near Donnington, Telford. Police believe they were left behind by rogue sellers.

Oswestry Safer Neighbourhood Team said: "Please be aware of men travelling around Shropshire selling cheap televisions out the back of a van.

"The TVs are cheap for a reason... They are all damaged goods and lots of people have lost their money."

Telford Cops added: "Reported to SNT two TV sets dumped in Granville Park, looked new they said. They are possibly from persons selling from the back of a van. The wrapping makes them look new but they're just junk. Only buy items you know are from a reputable company."

Nick Humphreys

By Nick Humphreys
Senior Reporter

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star focusing on Shrewsbury.

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