Police in Northampton have warned people to be on their guard if a woman with children turns up on their doorstep crying hysterically.
Householders in the Duston area have already handed over money to her when she claims there has been a family emergency and that she needs to get a train to London.
PC Laura Mannion, of Northampton police, said: "The victims are usually vulnerable and elderly and this woman has not only called at residential addresses in Duston but also businesses and pubs in the town centre."
Princess Anne visited Northamptonshire Police’s new Criminal Justice Centre today.The Princess Royal toured the site in Pavilion Drive, Northampton, and visited the custody suite, charge room and intoximeter room.
Princess Anne was also introduced to officers and staff working at the centre, including representatives from the public protection, intelligence, and criminal investigation departments.The visit closed with the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate The Princess Royal’s visit.