BURGLARS smashed a patio door in a failed break-in at a house in Upper Rissington.

The attempted burglary took place this morning (Wednesday, October 31), at about 2.45 am, at a property in Sparrows Way in the village.

Entering the rear garden via an unlocked side gate, the burglars attempted to break in via a double glazed patio door.

By doing so they broke the glass and alerted the occupant of the property.

The offenders fled the scene in what was described to police as a white or cream coloured VW Golf.

If you have any information, call police on 101 and quote incident number 25 of October 31.

It was the second attempted burglary in the village in the space of just a few days, when a homeowner disturbed a burglar who was searching through his garage.

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