WOULD-BE burglars attempted to break into a home in broad daylight prompting detectives to launch an investigation.

Essex Police are looking into reports of an attempted burglary at an address in Memnon Court, Colchester, on June 20.

The property is believed to have been targeted between 7am and 6pm.

Officers are now appealing for anyone with information or CCTV showing anybody acting suspiciously in the area during that time to contact them.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “If you have any information or CCTV please contact us on 101 quoting reference number 42/158316/22.”