Doorstep warning

POLICE are warning Dearne residents to be extra vigilant against bogus callers as the summer period usually brings a spate of incidents.

Officers in Rotherham warned these criminals often seem genuine and claim to be from water, gas or electricity companies.

Residents are advised to always check their details and do not open the door to them if you are suspicious.

Detective Chief Inspector Craig Robinson, head of Rotherham CID, said: “If you do open the door, always use the door chain or bar. If you are not sure who is at your door, do not open it.”