THREE men wearing balaclavas attempted to break into a house in the early hours in Halesowen.

The frightening incident happened at a home in Bourne Avenue on Tuesday (January 21) at 2.30am.

It is believed the homeowner was alerted by their dog barking and chased off the offenders.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "Police are investigating after it was reported three men attempted to break into a property on Bourne Avenue, Halesowen at 2.30am yesterday (21 January).

"Investigations are ongoing and anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat at between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

"Please quote crime reference number 20DY/17691H/20."