Series 6 - Episode 5: Lincoln

Lincoln

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Melinda and Dom are in Lincoln on the trail of a cowboy builder who left single mum Lisa with a kitchen extension not fit for purpose.

Lisa was left to bring up her two young boys when her partner Gary died suddenly in 2002 at the age of 32. Five years on, using money left behind by Gary, Lisa took the once-in-a-lifetime step of having a kitchen extension built for the whole family to enjoy. She found a local builder, who agreed a price of £29,000 for a two-month job.

Two months on, the builder had walked off the job, having taken £25,000 of Lisa’s money. Instead of her dream kitchen, she was left with a cold, unusable shell, open to the elements. The last of her cash was spent putting tiles on the roof to keep out the rain and snow. Despite working long hours, Lisa has not yet raised enough cash to fix and finish the build. After hearing her story, Melinda and her team set to work to rectify the problem. But giving Lisa a kitchen to be proud of is not going to be the simple job they thought.

Meanwhile, Dom traces the builder’s activities over the last four years. He learns of another bereaved family whose home has been left in tatters. Dom is determined to get some answers from the cowboy, but since it seems the builder has outstayed his welcome in Lincolnshire, Dom has to head across the country in order to hunt him down...