Bogus official warning in High Crompton area

HOUSEHOLDERS are being asked to stay alert after reports of a bogus caller in the High Crompton area.

A male has been reported to Greater Manchester Police after approaching residents asking if they are having problems with their gas supplies.

The suspected con man has failed to produce ID and is not wearing a uniform.

In separate incidents, Oldham Trading Standards have reported bogus officials calling at houses and telling occupants they are due a refund up to £10,000 due to faulty cavity wall insulation.

The ‘official’ then asks for personal details including a passport, National Insurance number and driving licence.

If you see anyone acting suspiciously please ring 101 or 999 if a crime is in progress.

Elsewhere, a 27-year-old Royton man has been convicted of fraud by false representation.

Daniel Birch, who attempted to use a stolen bank card to make purchases for himself, received an 18-month conditional discharge.

Craig Collier, 31, of Castleton Road Royton has received a 14-week custodial sentence for driving while disqualified and using a vehicle while disqualified.

Thanks to information received from the public a male in Shaw has been arrested and a quantity of drugs seized.

Have you lost or had stolen a petrol garden multi-tool which has been found in the Chadderton area?

If so direct message GMP Royton and Shaw on their Facebook page with the make, model, colour and any distinguishing features.

GMP has been piloting LiveChat for the last six months with over 14,000 people getting in touch so far.

Thinking about calling GMP to report a non-emergency? Give it a try first online: #GMP4U

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