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Prince Harry dead ringer hunted by police for dodgy driveway cleaning scam

A Prince Harry lookalike is wanted by police for scamming people as a fake driveway cleaner.

The gang of bogus tradesmen going door to door are ripping off vulnerable residents – with one of them being described as a royal doppelgänger.

No snap has been shared by Middlewich Police in Cheshire but the suspected crook is presumably in his mid-30s, red-headed, and a beard to match.

There is no suggestion that the Duke of Sussex has anything to do with the dodgy activity reported multiple times on Tuesday – only his unlikely dead ringer.

CheshireLive reports the crooks would jet wash part of the occupants' driveways before knocking on the door and pressuring them to pay the "extortionate" price for the rest.

In their description of one of the bogus tradesmen, Middlewich Police said one of them was described as 'looking like Prince Harry in appearance' and seen driving a white Toyota van.

A statement posted on the Middlewich Police Facebook page said: "We have been made aware of a number of instances across the area (yesterday – 27/07/2021) whereby vulnerable people have been approached at their homes by individuals masquerading as driveway cleaners.

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"Their modus operandi appears to be to jet wash part of a driveway without asking the occupants of the house first, then knocking at the house to show the occupant how well it has come up before pressuring them to have the rest of it cleaned at an extortionate price.

"These individuals appear to have been working in tandem and were both seen driving vans in the Holmes Chapel area – one in a white Ford Transit with an Irish number plate and the other a white Toyota van (UK plate) with ladders on the roof.

"The driver of the Toyota was described as looking like Prince Harry in appearance.

"If you, your neighbours, or a member of your family are approached by individuals matching this description or anybody offering unsolicited services to your property for that matter, do not engage with them and notify us at the earliest opportunity."

Anyone who has any information on the bogus tradesmen or who thinks they have seen them should call the police on 101.

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