A BURGLAR claimed to be 'searching for a cat' when a Bromsgrove resident found him hiding behind a bedroom door.

The occupant, of Breakback Road, discovered the youth in an upstairs bedroom at around 7pm on Tuesday, November 28.

A spokesman for Bromsgrove South and Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team said: "The male claimed to be searching for a cat, however the doors to cupboards had been opened."

The resident then marched the young man out of the property. It is unclear whether anything was stolen.

Anyone with details on the break-in is urged to call West Mercia Police on 101, quoting crime number 0681s.