Reports of cold-calling at homes in Yarmouth, Hemsby and Ormesby offering ‘power-washing’ and ‘tree surgery’

Police Officers. Picture: James Bass.

Police Officers. Picture: James Bass. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2011

People in Great Yarmouth are being urged to be vigilant following a report of suspected cold callers operating in the area.

Police have received a report of men cold calling at addresses in the area offering their services.

In the first instance police were called to The Pastures in Hemsby at around 12.30pm today, July 6, following reports of males offering power-washing services in the area.

In two other separate incidents it was reported two men were offering tree surgeon services in the Great Yarmouth and Ormesby areas.

Sergeant Julie Johnson of Norfolk Constabulary would like to remind householders to be vigilant.


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'Please remember you do not have to open your door to cold callers,' she said.

'If they are selling something or offering to do any work on your house or garden, tell them you are not interested and ask them to leave. If they persist tell them you will call the police and call us on 999.

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'Often such traders don't provide full names, trading addresses or contact telephone numbers, resulting in it being virtually impossible to trace them if there are any problems with the work or goods.'

• Anyone feeling threatened by a cold caller should call 999 immediately. Anyone with information about suspected rogue traders should contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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