An 82-year-old woman from Keynsham who refused to be taken in by a suspected doorstep conman has been praised by police.
The pensioner was approached by a man who offered to carry her shopping bags for her and then tried to claim he was a council worker sent to do some maintenance in her garden.
However, she turned him away from her home off Queens Road.
Det Sgt Andy Hodges said: "When he changed his story and said he'd been sent by the council to do some gardening, she quite rightly demanded to see proof of his identity. He eventually gave up and walked away towards Queens Road."
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The incident happened at around 4.30pm on Monday.
The man is described as white, wearing a black jacket with badges and dark trousers. He was in his 20s, of slim build and around 5ft 2ins tall, with dark curly hair swept back and a moustache.
Anyone with information should contact the police on 101.