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Knottingham Knockers

We have been alerted to members of the public in Churchill Chipping Norton that Nottingham Knockers have been around the village. 

Nottingham Knockers Information 

Who are they?

Nottingham Knockers are usually young men who go door to door, selling household products. They are dropped off in a particular location usally by a van and are then transported around that area throughout the day until approx 2100hrs. They will offer to show you ID which will likely be ‘Hawkers Work Creation’ and say they have just been released from prison. This company does not actually exist and is purely a laminated piece of card with their picture on. They will be carrying a large holdall style bag which contains various household items at high prices and will try and hard sell to make more money. They will also tell you about how they are trying to make a better life. We have received calls from the public, who state that upon declining the products, they have been subjected to verbal abuse and threats to cause criminal damage from the sellers. Police have carried out stop checks and the people involved have been identified. Our advice Whenever you get an unexpected knock on the door, please check to see who is on the other side of your door before opening it. Either look through a side window, look through a spy hole, or simply ask out loud who it is. If you do not know them, establish who they are and what they are there for before you open the door. Please remember if the cold caller sales are unsuccessful, they are unlikely to return in future. If you do experience any verbal abuse and feel intimidated, please call 101 and tell us what was said, and a description of the person.


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Helen Keen
(Police, PCSO, Cherwell and West)

Neighbourhood Alert Cyber Essentials