MAY I warn your readers about a con in Wisbech. A decent looking car pulls up and a man with an Italian accent asks for directions to the A14 as he claims he has just come from a big conference.
He thanks you profusely and then offers a watch in a box as a thank you. If you take the box, he then asks if you could spare some money for fuel as he has been kind enough to give you a watch.
I’ve been hit on twice by this and when I declined, they drove off quickly. They sound very plausible but don’t be taken in. Take the car registration and/or their picture if you have a camera phone and report it to the police as soon as possible.