TWO conmen followed genuine council workmen to the home of an 84-year-old woman in Whinney Banks, Middlesbrough, and stole £130 from her handbag.

One man, who was carrying a clipboard, is described as smartly dressed, about 5ft 8in, aged 35 to 45, with short, brown hair. His accomplice is aged about 30, and of stocky build. The pair arrived in a red lorry which had black lettering on the sides. Cleveland Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on (01642) 303126.