TWO village houses were broken into on the same night, leading to a police appeal for witnesses.

Homes in Ballinger Road, South Heath, were burgled overnight from Wednesday, August 20, into Thursday 21. The rear doors had been forced open on both occasions.

Jewellery and electrical items were taken from one of the houses, while it has not yet been established what was stolen from the second.

Anyone with information about either break-in should contact PC Sarah Goree from Amersham police station on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.