COLD callers are targeting residents in Barrow offering to buy antiques and jewellery.

Cumbria Trading Standards has warned people not to deal with the visitors, instead urging people have items valued before selling them.

A spokesman said: "Please be aware of traders in the Barrow area delivering leaflets and cold calling in relation to buying jewellery & antiques.

"If you want to sell items consider visiting a local jeweller or valuer where you can obtain prices and decide in your own time whether that price is acceptable.

"Trading Standards advice is never to deal with traders on the doorstep offering any goods or services.

"If you have been approached recently, have received a flyer or have any information please contact us via the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 0808 223 1133 or contact Cumbria Police on 101."