Attempted Burglary –Linaker Street,Southport

 Merseyside police are investigating an attempted break-in at a house in Linaker Street, Southport. The incident took place during the early hours of this morning (Monday 25th June 2012). 

 The elderly resident was woken in the night by a man trying to force open an upstairs window with a spade.  She first thought it was heavy rain but when she went to investigate she was faced with a man trying to burgle her home.

Police were called and forensics are carrying out an investigation.  Police are warning residents in the area to be vigilant following a spate of burglaries.