TWO men were foiled this morning after police were able to follow their footprints in the fresh snow from the scene of a potential break-in.

Police were called at around 4.30am this morning (February 2) following reports of a burglary in progress at the Corner Shop on Wombwell Road.

Two men, both aged 33, were detained a short distance away from the shop.

Chief inspector for neighbourhoods and partnerships, Andy Berriman said in a tweet: “Cursing the snow?

“A couple of burglars certainly are who are in our cells after breaking into a local shop at Platts Common.

“You can run, but you can't hide in fresh snow.”