A resident returned home to his house in Stroud last week to find two men in his garden.

He arrived back at his house on Spider Lane at around 11.45am on July 29, to find the two men as well as a third standing opposite.

The man asked the intruders if he could help them but they said no and all headed off in the direction of the hospital.

It was later discovered that there had been an unsuccessful attempt to open a door.

One of the three men was wearing a pale blue sun-hat.

Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and noticed any suspicious activity or a white van or camper van parked nearby.

Anyone with information should call Gloucestershire police on 101 quoting incident 369 of July 29.