A house in Marlow was the scene of an attempted burglary.

Between 10.15pm and 10.20pm on September 23, an effort was made to enter a property in Dean Street.

It was reported that a resident heard the front door being opened before immediately closing, despite her having previously locked it.

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Entry was not gained, but oil and red-coloured liquid had been left on the front door.

No items were taken.

Investigating officer, PC Andrew Cummins, of High Wycombe police station, said: “I am appealing for witnesses to this incident of attempted burglary in Marlow.

“Thankfully entry was not gained on this occasion, however, I am appealing to anyone that can help with my investigation to get in touch.

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“Please call Thames Valley Police on 101, quoting reference 43200302251 if you can help. You can also make reports online.”