WINNINGTON and Cuddington residents are being warned of a rise in rogue traders operating in the area.

Police officers have received reports of people offering to buy valuable jewellery 'at a fraction of its value' in Cuddington.

Meanwhile, other have been offering to do gardening work at 'an increased rate' in Winnington.

A Cheshire Police spokesman said: "Please be vigilant, check on vulnerable friends, family and neighbours, and report anything suspicious on 101."