THE so called Nottingham knockers are out in Polegate today and residents have asked to be on their guard.

They have been along Farmlands Avenue.

You may know this group as ‘the duster sellers’. They are normally young lads that turn up on your doorstep with a huge black holdall full of cleaning products ranging from tea towels, dishcloths and dusters to sprays, polishes and even small clothing items.

Initially they all came from the Nottingham area, obtaining their goods from a warehouse at Clifton just outside of Nottingham and they then come ‘knocking’ on your door to trade, hence the term ‘Nottingham Knockers’.

Unfortunately, not only are they after selling you poor quality items at highly inflated prices they are also checking out suitable targets for details to be sold onwards to professional burglars.

More details at Doorstep Crime and Scam Prevention | Operation Repeat (oprepeat.co.uk)