A police warning about suspected rogue traders has been issued to Bexley residents after suspicious leaflets were posted through letterboxes.

According to police, different flyers advertising services such as tree surgeon jobs have been delivered to houses in Bexley, which they believe are "fake."

People have been warned by police that the addresses on the flyers are often those of random houses in the borough, and landline numbers printed are often redirected to mobile phones.

Police have recommended that residents do not contact these companies for work because of the risks. In particular, the elderly are said to be especially vulnerable to these kinds of scams.

While residents are warned to be vigilant, police are also appealing for CCTV footage or images of anyone who has posted similar flyers through their letterboxes.

Although police admitted that not all companies who deliver flyers are 'rogue', they warned people to use contractors recommended by people.

They have also urged people to be careful of who they let into their gardens and never to pay cash upfront for services.