DOOR-KNOCKING salesmen who have targeted an area with a high prevalence of elderly residents are being clamped down on by police.

Locals in Penistone raised concerns about the issue to police and officers from the Penistone Neighbourhood Policing Team confirmed that work has been done.

Patrols were carried out on streets and pop-up ‘stations’ have been held in the town centre to give prevention advice.

One perpetrator – who allegedly gained entry without consent – was arrested for burglary.

A spokesperson said: “A group of door-to-door sellers were located and one was arrested for burglary due to him entering a property.”