Attempted break-ins in Merston

POLICE are appealing for information after a number of occupants of houses in Marsh Lane, Merston, near Chichester reported being woken up by noises sometime between 2.30am and 3.40am on Sunday, June 18.

When police arrived it was apparent someone had attempted to gain entry via the windows to these properties while the owners were asleep.

Detective Constable Della Squires from Chichester CID said: “Fortunately none of the properties were broken into but nonetheless this was a frightening experience for the occupants to be woken up by strange noises in the middle of the night.

“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed or heard any suspicious activity to please call 101 quoting serial 0230 of 18/6. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“Please do not hesitate to dial 999 immediately if you hear or see any suspicious activity in your area and always make sure your windows and doors are secure before you go to bed.”