Police in the Danderyd region of Sweden have warned people against employing Irish builders, accusing them of putting maggots in wall.
In a Facebook update, the Polisen Danderyd reported that that they were called to the home of a “little old lady”, who had hired dubious roofers.
They said that the Irish builders, who had a Romanian employee, had torn out the tiles and supporting beams.
She claimed that the Romanian man had “warned her of the Irishman” before police arrived and after interviewing the man judged that he ‘had a good heart’.
“He himself was exhausted and needed to take every job he could get in order to survive,” they report.
“But he was feeling very bad about working for the Irish. He told me that he’d seen what they have done in other places. How they deceived people.
The man told police that the Irish builders place maggots in a wall to dupe them into thinking it needs to be replaced, and the Facebook post asks people to spread the word to make it harder for them to get work.
“Who knows, maybe eventually they disappear from Sweden when they don’t get the job.”