AN alleged burglary sparked a police man hunt.

Police were called to the Lindvale Volkswagen garage, in Ipswich Road, shortly after 11.30pm on Tuesday after reports of a break in.

The police helicopter was dispatched from Boreham, which helped a dog unit on the ground to locate a 26-year-old man, from Clacton, who was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

He was questioned at Colchester police station on Wednesday after a number of electronic tablets were reported missing from the garage.