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Cowboy builder given a suspended sentence

A cowboy builder has been given a suspended sentence after charging over £4000 for work he didn't do.

Crosswell Barton was also fined £500, ordered to pay more than £2600 in costs and £4500 in compensation after pleading guilty do deception

Mr Barton worked under the name "Simply Roofing" and claimed he completed work worth £4500, but an independent expert suggested the work was substandard.

Chairman of the Office of Fair Trading, David Quirk, says this highlights the OFT's good work in trying to rid the Island of people who prey on the vulnerable.

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