POLICE are urging people to be cautious after two men, claiming to be part of a window cleaning business, were seen with a pair of ladders climbing to the first-floor of a house.

At about 8.15am on Wednesday, February 26, the pair were seen in Kiln Field, Staxton, in a small white van before a resident noticed one of them climbing a ladder up to a first-floor window of one of the houses on the street.

The resident challenged the man and he claimed he had just started up a window cleaning businesses.

Police said although no criminal intent was confirmed, people should be cautious in case they do engage in criminal activity.

The man on the ladder is described as white, in his 30s, with a medium build and a balding head. Anyone with information should phone North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two and ask for PC Mark Rees or email mark.rees@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk