A fraudster has been praying on elderly people in Lewisham. Telling them that he is from the local council, he demands payment of £180 to clip back trees. The man is white, medium height and overweight, with a south London accent and wears a black “official looking” overcoat. An elderly couple living on Baring Road have been in touch with me to warn other residents, after they mistakenly handed over money. The police have been alerted.