A MAN attempted to steal a motorbike before being confronted by the owner.

At about 9pm on Monday, April 3, the offender approached the secured motorbike in Chorley New Road and pushed it a short distance.

He was then confronted by the owner and a passerby about what he was doing with the bike.

The offender then left the motorbike and made off from the scene.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact police on 101.