‘Gas man’ attempts to enter homes in Churwell

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Police have issued a warning after reports of a man visiting addresses in Churwell falsely claiming to be a gasman.

It is understood that the man, believed to be in his 40s, has asked homeowners if he can check their gas pipes as a result of a leak.

Enquiries have been made with the Gas Board, who said that they did not have anyone working in the area at the time of the calls.

A statement on the West Yorkshire Police Facebook page said: “We often get a spate of these as they travel to different areas so please be vigilant.

They often say there has been a gas leak and want to check gas pipes. Do not allow anyone into your home without proper ID, if you are unsure don’t allow entry.”