A BURGLAR fled empty-handed after they were disturbed breaking into a house.

It happened at about 4am on January 14 when a resident in Londesborough Road, Scarborough, was awoken by a burglar entering their home.

The burglar left the property and made off down the lane at the back of the house. It is not believed that anything was stolen from the property during the break-in.

North Yorkshire Police are asking anyone with information or who may have seen anything suspicious in the area at the time to get in touch with DC Zac Waterman by phoning 101 and choosing option two.

If you wish to remain anonymous, phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting reference number 12200007464.