Police in Derry are keen to hear from anyone who can help identify a bogus caller operating in the Ballyarnett area of the city.

Inspector Jonny Hunter said that at about 11.30am yesterday, a man called at a house at Cornshell Fields and claimed to be a social worker and asked a resident questions about her children.

Checks established that Social Services had not sent anyone to the house.

The man is described as being about 5ft 8ins tall and of a slim build. He had black hair and was wearing a grey suit. He left the house on foot. He was carrying a black file.

Insp Hunter said police were keen to hear from anyone who was in the area yesterday morning, or from anyone who was approached in similar circumstances.

He added: “As a reminder, please do not allow any strangers into your home or give them information about yourself or your family.

“Always insist on seeing identification from anyone who calls claiming to be from an official organisation.”

Insp Hunter said information could be given to police on the 101 non-emergency number, or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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