have asked us to publicise the following:
There have been two attempts made to gain entry to houses in the Englefield Road area of De Beauvoir, by a man claiming to be a police officer in plain clothes.
The man is of Asian appearance and aged between 30-40.
On each occasion he knocked on the door and produced what he claims to be a police warrant card. This has been described as a metal crest with the words "police" emblazoned on it.
This is actually what a warrant card looks like:
If you are in any doubt as to the authenticity of a police officer who calls at your home please call 999 immediately.
The De Beauvoir Safer Neighbourhoods Team