POLICE in Peeblesshire have received reports of unwanted cold callers operating in the West Linton area.

And they believe the doorstep operators are targetting the more vulnerable members of the community.

Local officers received several calls during yesterday (Tuesday).

PC Nick Walker said: "Enquiries are ongoing at present but we would like to remind you that doorstep criminals are cunning, creative and often very convincing. 

"Anyone can be fooled, as these people are professional con artists. The more vulnerable members of the community, including the elderly or disabled, are often specifically targeted.  
"We do not recommend dealing with cold-callers for property maintenance, home repairs or sale of goods."