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Police issue doorstep con warning
4:40pm Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
Police are issuing a warning after an attempted sneak-in incident at a house.
An elderly woman was at home around noon on Wednesday in Edge End Road, Buttershaw, Bradford, when a man knocked on her door saying he was from Bradford Council.
He had no identification and stated that he was attending due to a report of a water overflow at the address and a smell from the kitchen sink.
The woman knew she had made no such report and did not allow him entry but rang her partner who was at work.
The partner spoke to the man over the phone and a brief conversation took place.
The man then drove off in a white Citroen Berlingo type van.
The man was described as white, aged in his late 40s, of medium build, clean shaven, with well kept short dark hair and about 5ft 8in.