A HOMEOWNER was threatened with a metal pole after returning to find two burglars having broken in to his house.

Thames Valley Police said the victim, a man in his forties, was threatened and forced to flee after he spotted a man inside his property in Home Farm Close, Reading.

The homeowner came home about 9pm on Thursday, February 13, and saw a man inside his home at the window.

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He approached the house to find two burglars inside, one with a metal pole who attempted to swing it at the victim.

Police said the homeowner was able to get away from the attacker as they left the scene in a vehicle.

Nothing was stolen, and Thames Valley Police said the victim was not injured and did not need hospital treatment.

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Investigating officer Detective Constable Adam Tarrant, based at Reading police station, said: “I am appealing for any witnesses of this incident, or anyone who saw a man matching the e-fit in the area at the time to get in touch.

“You can make a report online, or by calling 101 quoting the reference 43200051399.

“Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”