Beware of teenage bogus Scout callers
POLICE are warning people in Allestree to be on their guard against bogus callers in the neighbourhood.
Officers from the Darley and Allestree safer neighbourhood policing team have received reports of teenagers knocking on doors stating they are from Kedleston Scout Group and collecting money for a trip.
The calls took place in the West Bank Avenue area – off Duffield Road – last Sunday, between 2.30pm and 6pm.
PCSO Linda Ball said: "Residents need to be on their guard and verify who the caller is.
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"Genuine Scouts do not collect from door to door, so anyone claiming to be a Scout and asking for money will be bogus.
Anyone with information can call 101.