A member of the public attending last Monday night’s Policing and Community Safety Partnership highlighted the issue of rogue traders.
She said that in the summer months she had been door stopped by men selling various items - televisions, cameras and furniture.
Area Commander Nicky Thompson urged members of the public not to “get sucked in” by these traders.
He said: “If it sounds too good to be true, then it is.
“There are too many people getting sucked in, I have heard of people buying televisions which have nothing inside them, they are only a shell.
“If you get a knock on the door, shut the door straight away and ring the police with details of the seller and any vehicles they may be driving.”