Warning issued after woman tells elderly Musselburgh residents she needs money to take sick kid to hospital

Police have issued a warning to elderly resident in Musselburgh after a woman knocked on doors in the area asking for money or access to their property.

Saturday, 31st August 2019, 3:29 pm
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Reports have been made of a woman described as in her 30s knocking on the doors of elderly occupants and asking for money to take a sick child to hospital by taxi or for access to the property to clean up a cut.

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The female is described as in her 30s, with blonde hair set in a ponytail and wearing a beige jacket.

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A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: "The money has been requested for various things such as needing a taxi to take a sick child to hospital or needing into the house to get a tissue to clean a cut.

"Always check who is at your door before opening it.

Anyone with information should contact East Lothian Police on 101 and quote incident 1117 of 30/08/2019.

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