Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire County Council Trading Standards have
launched a new initiative to look out for and lock up doorstep criminals across the
county who target elderly or vulnerable people.
The Doorstep crime Action Network (DAN) comprises members of the public together
with public, private, charity and community sector organisations.
A range of leaflets, door stickers and posters have been produced and a dedicated
section on the Northamptonshire Police website provides details about what to look
out for - northants.police.uk/lookout.
Anyone in the community can join DAN by keeping a look out and passing on gentle
reminders to help prevent vulnerable persons from falling victim to doorstep crime.
Above all, the message to pass on is, if anyone has suspicions or concerns that distraction
burglars or rogue doorstep traders are operating in your neighbourhood or targeting
someone you know, call the dedicated doorstep crime number on 0345 23 07 702