POLICE are warning residents not to fall foul of a sick scam in Sale.

Officers are aware of a man in his 50s asking members of the public for money so that he can buy petrol and visit his ill father in hospital.

Police said a man was operating a very similar scam in the town last year, asking for money and using his sick father as an excuse.

A spokesperson for GMP Trafford South said: “Please avoid giving cash to this man.

If he does approach you, please report this to police on the 101 number.”