POLICE are trying to find two men who tried to lie their way into the home of an elderly man in Stonehouse.

The 65-year-old went to answer a knock at the side door of his bungalow in Sherborne Close at about 9.15am on Friday, August 1, and saw the men at his back gate.

They told him they were from the water board and had come to read his meter but the man demanded to see an ID.

When they appeared to ignore him, he challenged them again and they eventually left.

The victim alerted police but officers were unable to locate the pair in the immediate area.

The two men were wearing blue boilersuits and are described as white, in their late 30s, about 5ft 10ins tall, stocky and bald.

Police believe they planned to steal from his house and have warned people to challenge callers for IDs, which in this case saved the householder from becoming a victim.

Anyone with information which could help the Police enquiry is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 141 of 1/8/14.