ELDERLY residents in East Hagbourne have complained of 'intimidating' cold-callers.

Thames Valley Police's Didcot and Wallingford neighbourhood teams have had calls reporting of people visiting addresses, sometimes several times, to offer to cut trees.

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Anyone visited by these 'persistent' cold-callers is urged to report it to police.

Last month, Oxfordshire residents were warned of scammers targeting vulnerable people as part of a Universal Credit sting.

Scammers were using the benefit as a pivotal part of a new racket to extract money from people facing financial difficulty, Citizens Advice South and Vale said at the time.