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Bute police and trading standards tackle doorstep crime

Rothesay police constable Kevin Brown with Val Turnbull from Argyll and Bute Council's trading standards team.

Rothesay police constable Kevin Brown with Val Turnbull from Argyll and Bute Council's trading standards team.

 

Police in Rothesay spent two days this week working with Argyll and Bute Council’s trading standards team to give advice to businesses and householders on Bute.

Their joint efforts were focussed on ensuring legitimate businesses are protected against unlicensed traders and helping residents look out for the signs of doorstep crime.

Constable Kevin Brown joined Val Turnbull from the council’s trading standards unit on visits to Bute homes and businesses on Thursday and Friday as part of a national campaign by Police Scotland to raise awareness of doorstep crime.

Sergeant Dave Wilkinson from Police Scotland in Rothesay said: “There’s no suggestion that legitimate traders are being undermined here at present, although it does happen occasionally.

“If people on Bute get a cold caller on their doorstep, they should always dial 101 for Police Scotland, and we’ll check them out to see if they’re legitimate.”

 

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