Police in Kew are asking residents for “increased vigilance” after a couple of “shady characters” were seen in the area.

The pair were reported to police after being seen in blocks on and near Kew Road.

In a tweet, Kew Police said: “Just a heads up - if you live in a block of flats, someone rings your buzzer and you don’t recognise them - don’t let them in.

“A couple of shady characters have been reported in blocks on and near Kew Road this week.”

In response, officers will be visiting residents to warn and advise them on crime prevention methods.