The Western Trust have issued a warning to the public after instances of people cold calling doors claiming to be from the orginisation.

They said that the people were asking for money and access to bank details to fund new medical equipment at Altnagelvin Hospital.

A spokesperson for the Western Health and Social Care Trust (Western Trust) said: “It has been brought to our attention that there may be bogus callers operating in the Derry/Londonderry area claiming to be from the Western Trust, cold calling doorsteps and asking residents for access to their bank details or for cash to fund medical equipment for Altnagelvin Hospital.

"The Western Trust would like to advise members of the community to be vigilant, to inform elderly or vulnerable dependents about these incidents, and contact the police of any suspicious activity”.

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