A man who had been calling at homes in Curbar had his goods confiscated and has been summoned to court after he was found to be trading without a pedlar’s certificate.
He was stopped by a police officer on patrol in the area, on a road just off The Hillock in the village at 12.50pm on Thursday, May 4.
The 30-year-old, who is from Nottingham, was reported for the offence and the items he was selling, which included cleaning and household goods, were seized.
PCSO Anthony Boswell, of the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “This incident is a good opportunity for us to remind people to be cautious and ask for ID whenever they receive an unexpected caller at the door.
“In order to sell goods on the doorstep legitimately, traders need to apply for and carry at Pedlar’s Certificate which is issued by the police and lasts 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.