A gang of workmen of a 'shifty' appearance have laid a perfect tarmac driveway for a Sheffield pensioner.
'My suspicions were aroused as they were shifty-looking, dressed suspiciously like workmen and had all the equipment for laying a tarmac driveway. I thought, this looks damn suspicious,' said Geoffrey Beasley (76).
'Then when the gang leader, who looked a bit swarthy and wore a red bandana, quoted a reasonable price and a ten-year guarantee, I was onto trading standards like a shot.'
Mr Beasley's completed tarmac driveway is, according to a trading standards officer, 'as perfect a tarmac driveway laid for a pensioner by a gang of shifty-looking workmen as you could hope to find anywhere in South Yorkshire and beyond.'
'When trading standards gave me their verdict,' Mr Beasley said, 'I knew straightaway it were all a bloody scam.'