POLICE have warned Kendray and Worsbrough residents to stay vigilant following numerous reports of a fraudster trying to enter homes.

The Barnsley West Neighbourhood Team have received reports of a man wearing a orange high-visibility jacket claiming to work for Berneslai Homes.

The man then asks to carry out a boiler check.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “We have checked with Berneslai Homes, and this male does not work for them.

“We are carrying out enquires to identify the male.

“If someone attends at your property, do not let them enter without seeing identification first.

“If this male attends at your property, please contact police on 101 or www.southyorks.police.uk.”