'Scruffy' door-to-door fish sellers prompt police response in village near Rugby

Police have this morning stepped up patrols in a village near Rugby after a report of suspicious door-to-door fish sellers.

Tuesday, 20th November 2018, 9:36 am
Updated Tuesday, 20th November 2018, 9:41 am
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A reader from the Clifton-upon-Dunsmore area contacted the Advertiser after having two suspicious fish sellers knock on their door twice this morning.

The two men were wearing white abattoir coats and one was scruffy while the other was on his mobile phone. The pair appeared to have no clearly marked vehicle.

The knocks on the door came at around 9.30am this morning, Tuesday November 20.

Warwickshire Trading Standards has previously warned residents about door-to-door fish sellers who do not have regular rounds.

Trading Standards previously said: "Reports have been received that the sellers were using high pressure/aggressive selling techniques.

"These are not local traders with regular rounds. These fish sellers load up often un-refrigerated vans with fish from ports many miles away before driving them to other areas to sell.

"The experience of Trading Standards is that fish sold in this way by rogue doorstep sellers is often misdescribed (cheaper fish sold as more expensive species) overpriced and not properly weighed, leaving consumers to pay over the odds. The fish may not even be edible."

Police said they will step up patrols in the area following the report.

You can report anything suspicious to police by calling 101.