CCTV has been released after brazen thieves broke into a house in Knotty Green, used a swimming pool and stole a lawn mower and hedge trimmer.

Police say the men in the images may have vital information about a string of burglaries at a house on Forty Green Road, which happened between July 1 and 5.

A number of men are believed to have targeted the home.

Between 4.30pm on July 1 and 1.45pm on July 3, thieves have cut a padlock to an outbuilding and stolen a ride-on lawn mower and a hedge trimmer.

They also used the swimming pool and changing room within the house and used some of the toiletries and towels.

At around 4.30am on Friday, July 5, two men entered the house and again accessed the swimming pool and changing room and used some of the toiletries in the changing room. They also smashed a wine bottle before leaving the house at around 7.20am the same morning.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Emma Calow, based at Amersham police station, said: “I am appealing to anyone who recognises either of these men to come forward as I believe they may have vital information about these offences.

“The victims are understandably distressed as their house has been targeted more than once and offenders have been inside their home for a prolonged period of time.

“Incidents like this are fortunately very rare and we are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry to bring these offenders to justice."

Call 101 quoting reference number 43190203810 if you have any information.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously via their website or on 0800 555 111.