‘Nottingham knockers’ reported in another Suffolk town
Residents of a Suffolk town are being warned off buying from ‘Nottingham knockers’ following local reports of unwelcome house calls.
The unlicensed door-to-door sellers have been reported in the Leiston area – two weeks after similar reports were made by residents of Woodbridge.
A Trading Standards spokesman said: “These individuals knock at doors and claim to be ex-convicts attempting to mend their ways, before trying to sell the householder everyday household products at very high prices.”
So-called Nottingham knockers work in groups across the country, but are not involved in any officially recognised offender rehabilitation programme, and many do not possess a Pedlar’s Certificate, issued by police and necessary for salespeople to be legally allowed to sell door-to-door.
If approached, residents are advised to refuse to buy and report it on 03454 040506 or to police on 101.
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