A MAN posing as an NHS worker entered a pensioner's home after asking to use the toilet- before searching through her bedroom.

The alleged attempted burglary took place in the Unsworth area on Monday afternoon according to police officers from Greater Manchester Police's Bury North team.

A man had knocked on the woman's door wearing a dark blue uniform- complete with an ID badge and stethoscope- before striking up a conversation.

He then asked to use the toilet and entered the property uninvited.

The woman then found the male searching through wardrobes in a bedroom, challenging him before he made off having taken nothing.

The man is described as white, 6ft tall and is approximately 30-years-old.

In addition to the dark blue uniform, he was wearing a baseball cap.

Contact police on 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 if you have any information.

You can also visit their website at crimestoppers-uk.org.