POLICE have issued an appeal after a "terrifying" burglary, where four masked men broke into a home armed with a machete.

West Yorkshire Police was called to reports of an aggravated burglary at a house on Southfield Road, in the Little Horton area of Bradford, at around 10.05pm last night.

Four males, wearing masks, had broken into the home and were armed with a machete.

The suspects threatened those in the house and demanded money.

They then fled from the building without taking anything and got into a red Volkswagen Golf.

The suspects drove off in the direction of Mayo Avenue.

No one was injured during the incident.

Detective Inspector Damian Roebuck, of Bradford District Crime Team, said: “This was a terrifying incident for the occupants of the house, but thankfully no one was injured.

“Our investigation is in its early stages but I would like to appeal to the public if they have any information about this incident to come forward and assist with our enquiries.

“We are particularly interested to hear for anyone who has any information or CCTV of the red VW Golf linked to this incident.”

Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area, or has any further information, should contact Bradford DCT on 101, or using the reporting options on the West Yorkshire Police website.

You should quote crime reference number: 13200600276.

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555 111.