A thief who stole an elderly man's wallet after pretending to be from the council is being sought by police.

He knocked on the man's door in Washington Drive, Slough at 10.30am on Friday, June 5 saying he needed to examine the fence.

The resident asked for identification but the man said that he had left his ID in the truck. The resident allowed the man to enter the house to get through to the rear garden, but no measurements were taken.

Shortly after, the resident realised his wallet was missing and noticed his bank card had been attempted multiple times in the Slough area.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to talk to.

Designated investigator, Mehde Simon Choudhury, based at Slough police station, said: “I am appealing to anyone who has information that could assist with this investigation to get in touch.

"I believe the man in this CCTV image may have vital information that could help with this investigation.

“The man has a distinctive tattoo on the back of his neck, which says ‘Lilly May’.

“If you recognise this man or believe it could be you, please come forward.

“If you have dash-cam or CCTV footage from the area which could help with our enquiries, please get in touch."

You can contact police by using the online form quoting the reference 43200167154 or calling 101. Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.