DETECTIVES are appealing for witnesses after an aggravated burglary in Bacup. 

Three men went into a house in Haworth Drive, Bacup, occupied by a couple and their teenage daughters.

Detectives said one of the men, carrying a large kitchen knife, threatened the occupants and demanded to know the whereabouts of drugs.

It happened at about 7pm yesterday  (Thursday). 

Police said they believe the burglars had gone to the wrong house and left empty-handed after a short time.

No arrests have been made and police have stepped up patrols.

The first burglar is described as a black man, 5ft 8ins and wearing dark clothing.

The second man is described as white, 5ft 7ins, with a shaved head and ginger stubble, again wearing dark clothing. Police said they do not have a description of the third suspect at this stage.

Det Con Phil Scott, of Burnley CID, said: “This was a shocking incident with the offenders breaking into a family home demanding drugs.

“Thankfully no-one was injured but those involved showed a complete disregard for the victims.

“The suspects realised they had entered the wrong address and quickly made off from the scene.

“We would encourage anyone who saw these individuals, or anyone acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the offence, to come forward.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or email quoting log 1383 of November 7.