POLICE have issued a warning to residents urging caution around strangers after two instances of suspicious behaviour.

Residents of Brampton received a letter this week from a PCSO at Cumbria Police advising them to be cautious of people they don’t know.

Two incidents of suspicious activity took place in the town on Sunday morning and Monday evening.

A man was reported to have been going around knocking on doors and asking for financial help from residents.

A spokesperson for Cumbria Police said: “The two incidents are believed to be linked to the same person who has been spoken to by officers.

“Police would like to advise the public not to let anyone that you do not know or anyone acting suspiciously into your home.”

The police are also encouraging anybody who may have concerns to ring 101 or 999 if a crime is in progress.

A public meeting on March 2 at William Howard School will provide Brampton residents with an opportunity to pitch their concerns and questions to the police and crime commissioner and inspector Bradbury.