A WOMAN scared away two would-be thieves as they tried to strip lead from her porch at her home in Malvern in the early hours of the morning.

The incident took place at 4.50am on the morning of Wednesday, April 30, when the home owner heard a disturbance outside her house in Elgar Avenue, Malvern.

She went downstairs and saw two men, one wearing all grey, running away from her front door in along Elgar Avenue, away from the direction of Nightingale Road, after having tried to remove lead flashing from the roof of her porch.

A neighbouring property was also targeted on the same night and had one metre squared of lead flashing stolen from the porch.

Anyone with information on the incident should call the police on 101 and quote reference number 58s-30-04-14.