Two men in white coats have been calling door to door selling fish from a white van in Runcorn, prompting a warning from Halton Borough Council.

It is suspected the fish is sold at over- inflated prices. If you have purchased from these sellers please report it to the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06.

Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for Trading Standards, Cllr Dave Cargill, said: “Our advice is not to deal with traders on your doorstep. If you do answer the door, our advice is to explain that you don’t buy from doorstep callers and to shut the door. If you would like some “No Cold Calling” cards and stickers, they can be picked up from any Halton Direct Link Office.”

If you or somebody you know has been caught out by a fraud please contact one of our specialist officers, Linda or Sue on 0151 511 8785 or 0151 511 8775, who are already working with people in Halton who have lost thousands of pounds to scams.

If you need advice on anything else please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline or 03454 04 05 06