POLICE have appealed for the public's help to trace a man who tried to get into a house in Halesowen.

Officers said the man was seen trying to get into a house on Merrivale Road as well as trying to open the boot of a car.

He was captured on CCTV at around 5am on Saturday January 18.

Police have released a short portion of CCTV footage in the hope that someone might know who the man is.

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A force spokesman said: "We want to speak to him after we believe he tried to enter a property and open the boot of a car on Merrivale Road, Halesowen.

"It happened at 5am on Saturday 18th January and we are appealing for anyone who recognises him or who has any information to contact us.

"You can contact us quoting crime reference number 20DY/19075T/20 via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight call 101 anytime.

"Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."