Four men escaped from police after trying to break into a house in Abbots Langley last night.

Police dogs and a helicopter were involved in trying to track down the men, who were trying to break into a property along South Way just after 11pm.

Two of the men were believed to have been wearing grey hoodies at the time of the attempted break-in.

The men were described as being in their late teens to early twenties and were about 5 foot 11 in height.