Warning as rogue traders strike in Norfolk

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Norfolk residents are being urged to be vigilant following a number of reports of suspected cold callers operating in the north Norfolk area.

It follows police receiving five reports of men cold calling at addresses in the Stalham and Potter Heigham areas asking for money or offering goods for sale door to door.

The 'rogue trader' incidents in Church Lane and Vicarage Close in Potter Heigham and Whiley Lane, Baker Street and Millside in Stalham took place on Thursday 8 March, between 3.30pm and 9pm.

In most instances a male has knocked on victim's doors and has stated he was either 'an ex prisoner' or 'out of work' and needed money or was selling cleaning products.

Chief Superintendent Mike Fawcett said: 'Please remember you do not have to open your door to cold callers.'

Anyone feeling threatened by a cold caller should call 999 immediately. Call police on 101 or Trading Standards on 03454 040506.