POLICE officers were called to three burglaries in the same area in an hour this morning.

Officers from Greater Manchester Police's Bolton Central team were called out to Over Hulton three times for burglaries they revealed on Twitter.

The most recent was in Newbrook Road, Over Hulton.

Tweeting at 5.06am the officers said: "Officers are now on scene at a house burglary on Newbrook Road, Over Hulton.

"This is the third report of burglary in this area in the last hour."

The police officers were being aided by the National Police Air Service Barton team using the police helicopter to search for the offenders. The police team for Bolton South district are also involved in the investigation.

A spokesperson for the force confirmed officers were called at 5am to the home in Newbrook Road.