POLICE are investigating a bogus caller incident and have issued an image of a male they would like to identify.

The incident occurred on April 12 at around 12.30pm, when a man called at an address in Westburn Avenue, Keighley, claiming to be from Yorkshire Water.

He told the elderly occupant her drain was blocked and produced an invoice.

No money was handed over and enquiries with Yorkshire Water confirmed no one was working in the area that day.

Detective Constable Paul Eccleston, of Bradford District CID, said: “We have carried out a number of enquiries to identify this male as it is possible he may have called at other addresses in the area.

“He is described as being in his mid to late twenties and around six feet tall.

“Anyone who can assist with our enquiries is asked to contact Bradford District CID on 101, quoting crime reference 13180172508 or use the ‘Contact Us’ options at www.westyorkshire.police.uk”

"Information can also be reported anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”

A spokesman for Yorkshire Water added: "All our staff wear a uniform and carry photo identity cards which they're happy to show to you.

"If a caller claims to be from Yorkshire Water, put the chain on the door before opening it and ask to see their identity card and why they're visiting. If you're at all unsure and wish to double check the caller's identity call us before letting them in.

"You can also arrange for our employees to use a password when they visit - simply let us know your chosen password and we'll make sure all our employees use it.

"To set up your password please call 0800 1 38 78 78."