POLICE want help to identify two men suspected of defrauding an elderly man out of £2,500.

Officers want to the speak to the two people in the photographs after the Wickford pensioner, in his 80s, was tricked into paying the money for improvement work to his roof which was not needed.

The con took place on January 17, 2013.

Anyone who can identify the men should call PC Caroline Green, at Basildon police station, on 101.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.