Police warn Sheffield residents about elderly woman calling at homes

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Police in Sheffield are warning residents to be on their guard against an elderly woman knocking on doors in Walkley and attempting to obtain small amounts of money,

Officers said the woman knocks on doors and appears to be in a distressed state.

A spokesman said: “She will say that her husband has had an accident or is in ill health and she needs to visit another part of the country and the money is required for travel costs.

“Please do not be taken in by this female.”

Anyone with information should call 101.