A warning has gone out over a possible distraction scam that has reappeared in Porthleven.

It comes after one home was targeted at 4am today.

The owner of a house in the Loe Bar Road area was up watching television when there was a knock on the window from a young girl – possibly eastern European and in her late teens or early 20s – asking to be let in urgently.

The homeowner refused to let her in, but offered to call the police on her behalf – at which point she ran off.

This is not the first time such an incident has occurred in Porthleven.

The police have been notified of last night’s events and given a description.