Police are investigating a break-in at Paul McCartney's London home.

Thieves targeted the former Beatle's house in St John's Wood at around 6.20pm on Friday 7 December.

A Scotland Yard spokesman confirmed they were called to a property and found signs of forced entry.

They added that no arrests have been made and the investigation continues.

It is unknown if McCartney or his wife Nancy Shevell were home at the time of the break-in, which came days before he played a gig in his hometown of Liverpool on Wednesday.

The veteran star performed 38 songs as part of the UK leg of his Freshen Up tour.

He is due to play at London's O2 Arena on Sunday 16 December.