POLICE are appealing for witnesses and information about a burglary that occurred in York.

The incident happened in Maythorn Road, Huntington, at 4am today (Tuesday April 6), and involved a man entering a property through the front door. The suspect was challenged and made off – it is not believed anything was stolen.

North Yorkshire Police are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

A spokesperson for the force said: "The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 40-50 years of age, 5ft 6 or 7ins tall, overweight build, possibly bald and clean shaven, wearing a dirty blue surgical mask, a black woolly Kangol hat, a dark green/khaki waterproof bomber jacket, and light-coloured trousers."

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Harry Mallett. You can also email harry.mallett@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number: 12210092421.