Goods seized from man trading without pedlars certificate

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A man who had been calling at homes in the Curbar has had his goods confiscated after he was found trading without a pedlar’s certificate.

Police were called to the village at around 4pm on Monday, June 18 after reports that someone been calling at houses to offer household goods for sale.

Special Constable John Tanner attended the incident and cautioned an 18-year-old man from Nottingham for peddling without a pedlar’s certificate and his goods were confiscated.

Safer Neighbourhood Sgt. Andy Wordsworth said: “We would always advise residents to be cautious and to ask for ID whenever they receive an unexpected caller at the door to ensure they stay safe and to reduce the risk of becoming the victim of a distraction type burglary.

“In order to sell goods door to door legitimately traders should apply for and carry a Pedlar’s Certificate, which is issued by the police and lasts for 12 months.”

To report any suspicious activity contact Derbyshire police by calling 101, the non emergency number, except in an emergency when the number is always 999.