A KEIGHLEY man has been arrested in connection with an investigation into suspected Lancashire rogue traders.

The 43-year-old man taken into custody on Thursday, March 1 on suspicion of fraud by false representation, and later released on conditional bail.

North Yorkshire Police have identified 15 potential victims of alleged rogue traders targeting the surrounding towns and villages of York.

Three men, a 46 and 47-year-old from Bury and a 38-year old from Blackburn, were arrested near Dunnington on February 5 after police were contacted by an elderly resident, who had been pressurised into buying a new front door.

The three men were taken into custody and later released under investigation while police and trading standards officials continued their enquiries.

Police are appealing for anyone else who has been approached at home, or had their suspicions raised by a home improvement firm attempting to sell doors and windows, to contact them on 101, select option 2 and ask to speak to York Investigation Hub. Please quote reference 12180020756.

The officer in charge of the investigation, DC Mike Holden, said: “I’d ask families to speak to their elderly relatives, to see if they have been approached in recent weeks by a firm attempting to sell them replacement doors and windows, as we believe that sadly there are more victims yet to come forward. If they have, please contact police and pass on the information."