A suspected burglar was scared off after a homeowner disturbed him near a New Malden home. 

Police are searching for the suspected burglar believed to be in his 20s who was spotted in South Lane on Monday, February 11 at 9.35pm.

The suspect was described as white, about 6ft 4in, wearing a red hooded top and had stubble.

Anyone with information should call Kingston police on 101.