A Word Of Warning
A Helmdon villager was driving towards Towcester Friday 16 November about 1.30 and says that “as he came up to the crossroads just past Abthorpe a dusky type gent stepped out into the road waving a card, there was a blue saloon car parked at the side of the road with another couple of dodgy looking dusky geezers inside. He stopped and wound down the window to see what was up and got a load of old pony about him having run out of petrol, credit card withdrawn, blarg, blarg, blarg. Started to try and give me his "gold" rings at which point I decided not to become a gold dealer and drove off. Be careful out there people, any amount of scumbags out to get you I'm afraid!!!”.
Bill England, the neighbourhood watch co-ordinator has contacted the local P.C. who said more incidents have been recorded in the county, where they ask for cash in exchange for a load of old tat. He suggests that if this happens to anyone else to ring 999 or 101 whereby the police can act immediately. Without the registration no. of the vehicle, if reported later, there is little they can do to apprehend the people involved. All the police can say is be aware, and act immediately.