A SCAM artist posing as a fireman has been knocking on doors in a town.

Lancashire Trading Standards have warned that a man in a navy blue shirt with a fire service emblem embroidered on it has been knocking on the doors of elderly people in Clitheroe. It is thought that he is trying to gain access to properties by posing as a firefighter.

The fire service have confirmed they have no representatives in the area, and householders are being warned not to allow the man entry into their homes.

Anyone who thinks they have spotted the man should call 101.