Message from Devon and Cornwall Police

Friday 18th January 2013

The Police have received reports of males making “cold call” visits to residential premises and farms across the Devon and Cornwall Force area offering to sell power tools. In particular the males are offering chainsaws and generators for sale.

Members of the public considering purchasing such items in these circumstances should consider that fact that these items may be manufactured cheaply and not comply with the relevant Health and Safety requirements.

Members of the public are advised to satisfy themselves that they are happy with the item they are purchasing before exchanging any payment and to not take any assurances or “sales talk” at face value. Where members of the public are subjected to threats or intimidation or feel that they have witnessed conduct of a suspicious nature they are requested to contact their local police in the normal manner.