Met Police in Teddington are advising residents to be aware of people who are making phone calls and pretending to be Police Officers.

According to police reports a resident was contacted via phone by a person who called themselves "DC Ryan" who then attempted to provide a fake police shoulder number.

"DC Ryan" also tried to obtain the resident's bank details but was unsuccessful.

A social media statement - posted online by Met Police in Teddington, said: "Residents please be aware of phone calls from persons purporting to be Police Officers.

One resident was recently called by a "DC RYAN, shoulder number CM7125".

"In this case "DC RYAN" was unable to tell our victim what her bank was!

"Always ask questions!"

Met Police across Richmond and surrounding areas have been encouraging residents to be more vigilant as criminals attempt to find ways of committing crime.

Residents can also look out for the "12 Scams of Christmas" which is social media campaign aimed at educating people on the types of crimes that are carried out during the festive season.