Warnings over reports of rogue traders targeting Rossendale have been issued by police.

Officers are concerned about two people, who have been posing as gardeners and driving a pickup truck throughout Helmshore.

A police spokesman said: "Two males driving a similar vehicle as shown in the photo have portrayed themselves as gardeners.

"They have taken an amount of money from the victims for services which were not completed.

"The vehicle was described as a pickup type vehicle similar to a Ford Transit tipper style vehicle with a cage around the back as shown.

"Both males have taken money for work they agreed to carryout and on being paid have immediately left the area without carrying the work out.

"Please make sure you can varify the people or company you are using is legitimate and never pay until the work is completed to a satisfactory standard.

"If you get anyone knocking on your door to discuss any type of work to your property without first contacting them please feel free to phone us and we will endeavour to come and speak with them."