A GP surgery in Hitchin is warning people about scammers targeting elderly people.

Bancroft Medical Centre says it is aware of a scam telephone call offering pendant alarm support to elderly people for £1.50 per day, and asking for their bank details.

The GP surgery said: "They claim to have access to medical records and were nominated by their GP surgery due to their age and health condition.

"There have been reports locally and nationally.

"Please share this to any elderly friends or relatives. Unfortunately, those who are most likely to end up victims of this type of scam are often the hardest ones to reach.

"We appreciate your support to keep our elderly community safe."