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Burglary scent scam 'urban myth'

Police in Hull have reassured the public after an urban myth has surfaced about a new burglary method which involves perfume sellers.

Reports have being circulated on mobile phone messages that would-be thieves are knocking on doors in the area with perfume samples.

When the samples are smelt, a person is knocked unconscious and the thief is then free to burgle the property.

Humberside Police said they had received no reports of such crimes.

A spokesman said: "A variation of the same theme has also been circulated warning of a similar robbery method.

"Again, this is untrue and Humberside Police have received no reports of crimes being committed in this way."

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