A BOGUS district nurse attempted to steal from a home in Widnes.

On Friday, May 15, a woman arrived at a resident's home in Widnes posing as a nurse claiming to offer help to the elderly victim and asked to use the bathroom.

The victim told the woman that they did not need a nurse but allowed the woman into the property.

After using the bathroom, the woman made a phone call before leaving the property.

A spokesperson for Cheshire Police said: "Officers received a report at around 7.10pm on Friday 15th May of an attempted distraction burglary in the Afton area.

"It is not believed that anything was taken."

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call Cheshire Police on: 101 quoting IML 705764 or visit https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report/.