WILTSHIRE North Community Policing team are asking residents of Parklands in Malmesbury and surrounding areas to be on the lookout for a female going door to door asking for money.

Elderly residents have been asked to give cash to a white woman in her twenties or thirties.

A story is being given that the cash is needed to visit a sick relative in hospital, but police do not believe the reasons are genuine.

Police are asking residents to be extra vigilant and consider if the request is genuine before handing over any money, and particularly not to let this or any other person acting suspiciously into their home.

Please report anything suspicious to the police on 101, or 999 if it is an emergency.