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We have had distraction burglaries in the area recently.
The most recent example being males offering to cut trees down for people and money is going missing from people’s houses. Often they will claim to be from the police, utility companies or even Neighbourhood Watch.
You should not open the door to strangers. Use a door chain, or speak via a window, ask for id and to call the number on their bill,.
If you are unsure contact the police on the non emergency number 101.
Police officers will always have identification on them and will be happy to wait whilst the police service centre is called to confirm identification.