Man charged over scam involving dead squirrel

The man is said to have demanded money to clear a pest infestation

Man charged over scam involving dead squirrel

A squirrel enjoys a nut at the Wilhelma Zoo in Stuttgart, Germany | Image: Lino Mirgeler/DPA/PA Images

A man in Britain has been charged over a scam involving a dead squirrel.

Kent Police received a number of reports about suspicious activity in the town earlier this year.

It is alleged a man had been knocking on doors offering unnecessary roof repairs.

The man is said to have produced a dead squirrel, before demanding money to clear a pest infestation.

The incidents are reported to have happened between February and May.

Officers arrested George Johnston (34) - of Sandhurst Road, Tunbridge Wells - on May 24th in connection with the incidents.

He has been charged with four offences of fraud by false representation.

He is set to appear in court on October 10th.