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Police issue security reminder following doorstep callers in Baslow

Posted on 4th June 2015

Officers are issuing advice to remind residents to be vigilant around door step callers.

On Friday, May 29, police received reports from local residents of people going door to door selling fresh fish in the areas of Bar Road and Eaton Drive in Baslow.

Officers visited the area and the callers were honest sellers, both carrying valid Pedlar's Certificate's.

PCSO Ian Phipps from the Tideswell, Litton, Baslow and Beeley Safer Neighbourhood Team said: "I would like to thank the local residents for looking out for their neighbours by reporting the incident, however on this occasion the sellers were honest and abided by the law around selling door-to-door.

"We are encouraging residents to continue to be cautious and to report any suspicious activity to police to help to prevent a crime from happening."

Officers are advising residents to follow some simple safety tips when dealing with doorstep callers, including asking to see the identity card of the caller, and if they are selling goods, to ask for their pedlar's certificate.

To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

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