There have been reports of a ‘Nottingham Knocker’ operating in the Withycombe area (TA24). These are cold callers who usually tell residents that they are ex-offenders trying to go straight, then try and sell poor quality and over-priced cleaning products. They may also offer services such as roof repairs, driveway repairs and cleaning.
The police want to remind residents they are under no obligation to answer the door to anyone they don’t know or aren’t expecting. If you do talk to them, they are supposed to be able to provide a valid Pedlar’s Certificate and should leave your property when asked.
Sent in by Joan Marriott
Editor’s Note: ‘Nottingham Knocker’ was named after a door-to-door selling scam which originated in Nottingham.