Police issue warning about bogus workman targeting West Lothian residents

Police are issuing a warning to West Lothian residents, particularly in the Addiewell area, of a bogus workman claiming to work for West Lothian Council.

Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 4:17 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 4:22 pm
Police have asked anyone with information to get in contact
Police have asked anyone with information to get in contact

The man has been knocking on doors in the area stating that he needs access to the house to check the electricity meter, boiler, the loft area and to take a drawing of the property.

Police have confirmed that the man does not work for the Council and should not be let into the property.

The man is described as white, around 5ft 8 or 9ins tall with a stocky build and grey stubble.

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They have warned that he is possibly wearing black thin rimmed glasses and has been known to wear a black woollen hat, a high-vis jacket and dark trousers.

He has been seen driving a small, dark coloured van. There is also a yellow transit van in the area which could be linked.

PC Lee Macaulay, of Whitburn response unit, said: "It's important when dealing with any caller that you are certain of who they say they are before granting them entry to your home.

"Please only trust people that you are expecting and always check their identities first. I would urge anyone who is unsure of the person's identity to just refuse them entry.

“If you have any CCTV or dashcam footage that may assist us with our enquiries, or have been approached by this man at your property, please let police know as soon as possible."