A ROGUE roofer who targeted customers in West Yorkshire has been jailed.

Terry Rogers, 27, traded as UK Everest Ltd in order to make customers believe they were dealing with the well-known national company, even using a flyer stating “say no to cowboy builders”.

Leeds Crown Court heard that Rogers carried out “entirely unnecessary” work, with complainants overcharged between four and 17 times the going rate.

Complaints were received from seven customers based in West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, and the North East who between them lost just under £30,000 in 2015.

Rogers, of Yarm Road, Darlington, pleaded guilty to eight offences under The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations.

He was jailed for 13 months, ordered to pay £20,000 in compensation, and banned as a company director for five years.