A conman who targeted an elderly woman in Colchester has been jailed for a year and three months.
Daniel McCarther twice went to the victim’s home in Colchester in June – demanding money for work he had not carried out.
The woman gave him £30 but he continued to demand more. He threatened to remove the locks.
Nine days later he turned up asking for more money and left empty handed after being challenged by a passing neighbour to whom he was verbally aggressive.