Van driving around and carrying out works on hedges purporting to be from North Devon Council is a scam, said police.

Police are warning of bogus callers in the Gorwell area of Barnstaple.

Officers said there had been reports of a van driving around delivering leaflets with North Devon Homes and North Devon Council logos on them.

Leaflets informed customers that their hedges were too high and they were then carrying out works to cut the hedges and charging customers.

North Devon Council is investigating the matter along with Trading Standards.