Police warning about bogus charity collector in St Neots who said he was collecting for Mr Tumble

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Police have issued a warning about a bogus charity collector in St Neots who claimed he was raising money for a school that supports children with learning difficulties.

The man, who was wearing an identity lanyard, was reportedly going door-to-door in the Loves Farm area, telling householders he was collecting for the Something Special Charity and the proceeds would be used to arrange for Mr Tumble to visit Samuel Pepys School.

The primary school in Cromwell Road in St Neots caters for youngsters with learning difficulties and has confirmed they are not aware of the charity and are not raising money for a visit.

The Something Special charity, which is supported by the television character Mr Tumble, supports children with learning difficulties and uses Makaton, a form of sign language, to enable them to communicate.

A spokesman for the charity said: “We are definitely not aware of this and we do not use door-to-door collections to raise money.”

INFO: If you have any information about this man or are approached to make a donation, contact Cambridgeshire police on 101.