Police appeal for information following an attempted burglary in Peckforton Date published: 8th August 2017 2.52pm

Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted burglary in Peckforton.

At 12.30am on 8 August 2017 an attempt was made to gain entry to an address in the village. The suspects didn’t manage to gain entry but caused damage to the door. They then left empty handed.

PC Nick Jackson said: “Prior to this, on 3 August a man was seen knocking at the door of the property. While at the door he stood whistling. When it wasn’t answered he walked off. The man seemed out of place in the village. I would appeal to anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area over the past week or so to contact police.

“I’d also ask anyone who sees suspicious activity in the area to contact police on 101 as it is happening.”

The man seen knocking at the door is described as white, 35 to 45 years-old, about 5ft 5ins tall and of slim build. He had very close cut shaven hair which was mousey colour and was wearing dark coloured clothing.  He was carrying a large black holdall slung over his shoulder.

Anyone with information should contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 42 of 8 August 2017.

Alternatively information can be given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.