Update: Wiltshire Police has now issued the following update.

"Last week, we issued an appeal concerning a number of suspected distraction burglaries in Taw Hill, Swindon.

"Since the appeal was issued, we have interviewed a man in connection with the incidents and we are happy to confirm that no crime has been committed and the man was in fact a certified housing inspector.

"We are still encouraging residents to be vigilant and check ID’s of all trades people."

A bogus housing rep doing the rounds in Swindon has sparked a police distraction burglary investigation.

Throughout February, a man is said to have visited many properties in Taw Hill, claiming to be from a local housing association. 

But Wiltshire Police has confirmed he was not telling the truth after checking with the unnamed housing association. 

An investigation is now underway and as part of that investigation, officers have released a photo.

A police spokesperson said: "The man refused to show any identification and on one occasion on February 2, he gained entry to a property and took photos inside the address.  

"It is not believed anything was taken.

"The man was spotted in the area again on February 14."

They added: "We have liaised with the housing association who have confirmed the man is not an employee."

Members of the public have been asked to be vigilant and ensure anyone who comes to their home has identification. 

"Do not let anyone you are unsure of into your address," the spokesperson said, adding, "Call 101 if you have concerns."

Anyone with information about this incident should call 101 and quote crime reference number 54240013124.