Police appeal after man finds ‘laptop’ was bottles of water in Rainham

A man who thought he was buying a laptop in a Rainham supermarket car park was left holding two bottles of water.

Police are appealing for information about the incident which occurred on Saturday around 7.30pm at Tesco, Bridge Road.

The 26-year-old victim was approached by two men who asked him if he wanted to buy a laptop, and he paid them �420 in cash.

When he opened the parcel it only contained two bottles of water.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Romford CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.