MASKED youths frightened householders in a leafy Bromsgrove village, prompting police to reassure residents.

Social media reports forwarded to the Advertiser claimed that several masked individuals approached a property in Fairfield Road in Bournheath on Tuesday (February 12).

The youths then reportedly fled the scene in a white Audi.

A West Mercia Police statement said: "We were called at around 6.30pm on 12 February to reports of young people with masks in the Fairfield Road in Bromsgrove.

"Currently we are not aware of a crime taking place but one of our safer neighbourhood officers has visited the homeowner to reassure them."