POLICE are on the lookout after a group of men attempted to burgle a house.

Three men, all wearing dark tracksuits at the time, were reported to have knocked on the front door of a property in Hallowell Down, South Woodham Ferrers around 8.45pm on April 3.

When the victim did not answer, the men forced entry into the garden at the rear of the property through a secure gate, before attempting to break into the address through the back door.

They were unable to gain entry and fled the scene along an alleyway at the back of the property.

A silver Vauxhall Vectra was also seen leaving the area a short time later.

Any eyewitnesses or residents with footage from doorbell cameras or dashcams is urged to get in contact with the police quoting crime reference 42/59097/21.

Call 101 or visit the Essex Police website.