Neigh­bours to fight doorstep crime

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Po­lice Scot­land are start­ing an ini­tia­tive that they hope will help keep vul­ner­a­ble and el­derly peo­ple in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang safe from bo­gus call­ers.

Un­der the Nom­i­nated Neigh­bour Scheme peo­ple can nom­i­nate one of their neigh­bours to help keep op­por­tunist con-men away from their door.

Any sus­pi­cious caller would be di­rected to the nom­i­nated neigh­bour’s door. The neigh­bour would check the caller’s iden­tity be­fore ac­com­pa­ny­ing them back to the house once they are con­vinced they are gen­uine. Then they will stay at the house un­til the caller leaves.

A po­lice spokesper­son said: “As a nom­i­nated neigh­bour you agree to help ver­ify the iden­tity of any per­son call­ing at your el­derly/vul­ner­a­ble neigh­bour’s door.”

To find out more about the scheme con­tact po­lice on 101 or down­load the leaflet from www.scot­land.po­lice.uk/what­shap­pen­ing/cam­paigns/2015/beat­doorstep-crime.

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