AN ELDERLY woman returned home to find two men smashing the glass pane of her front door.

The woman, aged in her 80s, caught the men just in time yesterday and confronted them.

They fled on foot from the house in Burford Road, Chipping Norton, at about 4.30pm.

Investigating officer, PC Ben Lewin of Witney police station, said: "I am appealing for witnesses to this incident, during which two offenders appeared to try and gain entry into this woman's property.

"Thankfully after spotting them, entry was not gained, but I need to trace these two offenders, and I would also like to speak to any potential witnesses."

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Both men were described as white men, aged in their 20s, with short dark hair.

They were dressed in navy coloured clothing, one of which had a white branded logo on the front of his top.

The other was wearing a small black rucksack.

PC Lewin said: "I would appeal for anyone who was driving through Burford Road between 4pm and 5pm with access to dash-cam footage to please review it for anything that could help.

"Alternatively, if anyone recognises the description of either or both offenders, please get in touch with police by calling 101, or making a report online and quoting 43190346776."

Police are treating the incident as attempted burglary, as entry was not gained.