Bogus calls in Kelso warning

Police are warning people to be on their guard after reports of two bogus telephone calls in Kelso over the last few days.

Police received the reports from members of the public on Monday and Tuesday, after a caller had purported to be a police officer.

Both residents were suspicious of the calls and immediately contacted police.

Although no crime was committed, enquiries are continuing, and Police Scotland is advising people to be wary of any suspicious calls.

Inspector John Scott said: “Anyone who receives a similar call should not provide information by telephone unless they are satisfied that it is the police.

“The police will never ask for personal information on the telephone and should you have concerns, you can obtain contact details from the officer and contact them through the 101 non emergency number.”

Anyone with concerns should contact Police Scotland on 101 or, alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.