We recently received this information from West Yorkshire Police, which may be of interest to you.
I have received an email regards a suspicious type incident involving a scrap metal dealer who attended an address in Bramhope. I just wanted to make you aware of this to send out to any contacts in our Ward area.
The scrap metal dealer attended a residential address in a van, that is described as white and scruffy. He showed his Leeds Council scrap metal collector licence and then stated the Council had sent him to collect scrap metal. The resident was suspicious and the Council were contacted who stated this was not correct and he was not working on their behalf. The male then left in his van.
This has been reported to the Council for them to make further enquiries regards this incident and the identity of the male, which was shown on the ID he produced.
Please can I ask that residents be aware of this and to reports any such incident to Leeds City Council or to the Police on 101.
PC 5201 INGHAM
Ward Manager Adel and Wharfedale
Leeds District – Outer North West
Otley Police Station, Bridge Street, Otley, LS21 3BA
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