POLICE say two incidents which both involved a gang of men - and resulted in a petrol bomb being thrown at a house - could be linked.

The incidents were both reported to Cleveland Police yesterday morning.

The first was reported at about 5.10am, when a group of four or five men forcibly entered a property on Broadway West in Redcar.

The men left without incident and made off from the scene in a vehicle.

At around 5.20am on the same morning, police say they received a report of an item described as a petrol bomb being thrown at a property on Queensway in Saltburn.

A group of around four to five males then made off from the scene in a dark coloured vehicle, Cleveland Police said.

Officers are carrying out investigations.

A Cleveland Police spokesperson said. "Fortunately, no injuries have been reported. No further descriptions are available at this time."

Any witness or anyone with information, or CCTV/dashcam footage from around the time of the incidents is asked to call Cleveland Police on 101, reference 006574.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers via their website at crimestoppers-uk.org or by phoning them on 0800 555 111.