Four men claiming to be police officers entered the home of a disabled woman in St Paul's Cray after making up a story about her being burgled.

Susan Bradford-Brown, 62, said she was still shaken after the intrusion yesterday (January 31) at her home in St Laurence Close.

She told News Shopper she opened her door to a man claiming to be from the police who said she had been burgled.

"He looked tidy looking and he told me they had taken a lot of money and jewellery. I said that I don't have money in the house and the jewellery I have is of very little worth.

"He wanted to check and all of a sudden he is in the door and three other men stepped in."

Ms Bradford-Brown said the men claimed to be from Swanley police and looked around the house.

She added: "They were trying to distract me. I'm keeping my eyes on all of them. They were here for ten minutes and I phoned police straight away afterwards."

It wasn't until her godson came home that she learned a CCTV machine was missing from his loft room in the bungalow.

She said she checked the men's warrant cards and one was twice the size of the other and looked like an old passport.

"It was a little bit scary. When they were here I gradually started thinking that they were not police officers. They were telling me lies."

A spokesman from the Met Police said: "A resident reported four males attended her address posing as police officers and asked to be let into the house. Once inside they stayed for a few minutes before leaving.

"The victim then became suspicious and called police who attended. It was subsequently established that the four males were not genuine police officers."

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

The Met has issued the following advice for when unexpected people knock on your door:

- Use your door viewer, or look through a window to see who is there and if you are in any doubt, don't answer the door

- When anyone claims to be from a service company, always ask for ID and call the customer services department to confirm their identity - genuine callers won't mind waiting. If they claim to be police officers, you can call 101.

- Many utility companies operate password schemes, so contact yours to set one up - any representative will know this when they visit your home.

- Be wary of anyone who claims they are in a hurry and needs to get in your home quickly.

- Consider scheduling a time for the caller to come back again, when a friend or relative can be with you.