PEOPLE have been warned to steer clear of a tarmac gang claiming thousands of pounds in cash for work.
The warning comes after an elderly New Mill couple were intimidated by men who called and asked to put some tarmac on their drive.
Police say that after the work was done, they tried to charge the couple £6,250.
When the couple said this was extortionate, the gang kept phoning and intimidating them until they eventually went to the bank, withdrew £3,000 and gave it them.
Sgt Tim O'Sullivan, of Huddersfield police, said: "We would urge people to learn from this couple's terrible experience.
"Never agree to let people tarmac your drive if they just turn up in a lorry claiming they have some tarmac left over from another job.
"The work is usually shoddy and they often quote a very misleading price. They'll say it's £300 - then when the work is done say the agreed price was £300 a square metre.
"They can be very intimidating."
He added: "Always get at least three quotes from reputable companies. Don't deal with people who come knocking at the door."