POLICE have issued a warning over scam phone calls in the area.

There have been reports of nuisance phone calls including one incident where the caller tells a resident that they are going to be summoned to court and then rings the next day telling them to call the police.

Another is reported to ask people for their bank account details regarding a yearly payment that has not been paid, and the person was told has now increased it by £50 and then threats were made to call in the bailiffs.

Police are urging people to not disclose their bank details, PIN or security details over the phone and that banks would never cold call customers.