Police are appealing for witnesses after burglars tried to break into a number of homes in the same street.

Between 2pm on Tuesday (January 7) and 9am on Wednesday, a crow bar was used to try and break into a home in Matlock Crescent, South Oxhey.

They tried to get through the front door but failed.

Police say several other properties in the road also appear to have marks on the front door suggesting more than one address was targeted.

After failing to break into any homes, the suspects have fled the area.

Hertfordshire Constabulary is now appealing for anyone who saw or heard any suspicious behaviour in the area to come forward.

If you can help, call 101 quoting reference number 41/2200/20 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.