A POTENTIAL burglar tried to break into a house in Silver End.

They managed to get inside the back garden by unlocking the side gate but the homeowner heard a noise.

When they came downstairs they noticed the back door handle ping back up, as if someone was trying to open it.

No one was seen and no one managed to get inside the house.

It happened in Silver Street, between 2.30am and 9.40am on February 6.