Police have received reports this week of men attending at addresses in the capital offering to sell items.

They’ve been described as being aged 25 – 40 years with Middlesbrough accents.

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Officers are reminding the public to be vigilant, don’t be afraid to say ‘no thanks’ & report anything suspicious to police.

Here are some more tips:

• Keep the caller out of your house.

• You might also want to try to alert a family member or attract a neighbour’s attention.

• Note down their description and the description of any vehicle they’re using, including make, model, colour and registration number.

Check the Police Scotland website for tips and advice on doorstep crime