Police are appealing for witnesses following a distraction burglary in Eastbourne.

Two men, described as being aged in their 20s and driving a white Ford Transit van, visited an address in Homewood Close around 8.20am on Friday 14 May.

They offered to carry out some work on the victim’s roof and agreed a price, which was paid in cash.

At some point during the morning, they entered the victim’s home and stole a further £8,000 in cash. Both men left in the van around 10.40am.

Police investigating the matter are keen to hear from anyone who saw two men or a white Ford Transit van in the area around that time, or who may have witnessed any other suspicious behaviour.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 441 of 14/05.