A VULNERABLE elderly woman has been left shaken-up after conmen stole money from her in her own home.

It happened on August 11 in the Haywain, Amesbury, but police have only this week launched an appeal for witnesses.

Two men visited the home of the elderly woman and claimed they were from the council.

The men then carried out minimal garden work before demanding cash. When the woman took out her purse to pay, the men leant over and took £30 before leaving.

The two men are described as mature and well dressed – they were both wearing hi-vis jackets and spoke with English accents. It is believed they were both approximately 6ft tall and of large build.

PC Jim Nicholson said: “I am investigating this incident in which a vulnerable woman in her 90s was targeted – I am keen to hear from anyone in the area who may have been approached by these two men offering gardening or other services on the same day.

“Although they spoke with an English accent, the victim believes they may have put on accents when claiming that they needed more money.

“Understandably, the victim has been left very shaken-up by the incident."