Two hammer-wielding men have forced their way into a house and threatened a man.

The suspects, armed with hammers, got in through a window at the property in Malgraves, Pitsea, at 5am today.

They shouted at a man inside before leaving.

He was not hurt.

One of the suspects was described as white, about 5ft 10ins to 5ft 11ins tall, slim and aged 30 to 40. He wore a grey top.

The second was white, about 5ft 9ins tall and aged about 30.

He was slim, had brown hair and also wore a grey top.

Witnesses or anyone who with CCTV footage is asked to call Basildon CID on 101 quoting incident number 148 of September 21.

Alternatively, contact the Crimestoppers charity 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at