A ROGUE trader who scammed 11 elderly victims across London by tricking them into paying for 'pointless' repairs has been jailed.

Patrick Cleere, 65, of Ealing Village, was sentenced at Inner London Crown Court today (10) to nine years in prison

A second defendant, William Cleere, 64, of Uxbridge Road, Hanwell, was sentenced to 32 months.

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A third defendant, Timothy Cleere, 39, of Gurnell Grove, Ealing, was sentenced to 12 months, suspended for 18 months, and 240 hours of unpaid work.

Elderly and vulnerable victims across Waltham Forest, Enfield, Redbridge, Haringey, Bromley and Essex were targeted.

In each case, victims were pressured to pay for unnecessary roofing and drainage repairs.