AN image of a man police want to identify in connection with a "shocking" aggravated burglary has been issued.

Three men, one carrying a large knife, forced their way into a property in Haworth Drive, Bacup, during the incident.

Occupants were threatened as the offenders demanded drugs, on November 7, at about 7pm.

However on realising they had entered the wrong address, the three men fled the property empty-handed, police said.

No one was injured, however officers said the offenders had "a complete disregard" for the victims.

Detectives investigating the aggravated burglary have now released an Evo-Fit image of a man they want to identify.

The headshot image has been constructed using descriptions by witnesses and victims of crime.

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 believes they know the man to come forward.”

One of the suspects is described as white, 5ft 7in tall with a shaved head and ginger stubble (pictured), wearing dark clothing.

A second suspect was described as black, 5ft 8in tall, wearing dark clothing, with no description available for the third man.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or email 3969 quoting log number 1383 of November 7.