POLICE are looking for this man after an elderly Winchester woman was scammed out of £2,000.

The incident, which occurred at 2.36pm on June 4, involved the victim being contacted over the phone.

A man, posing as a Hammersmith police officer, said her bank account had been targeted by fraudsters and that £2,000 had been withdrawn, then re-deposited a short time afterwards.

He encouraged the woman to visit her local bank branch to withdraw the money. She then handed him the money at a pre-arranged meeting outside of her home address.

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesperson said: "Do you recognise this man? Did you see what happened? Did you see him later that afternoon in the local area or surrounding area?

"We want to remind people that a police officer would never call you and ask you for money. No one, not even someone your bank, would call you and ask you for your financial details or ask you to withdraw cash."

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call 101 and quoting reference 44200202099.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.