Police today renewed an appeal for information after thousands of pounds of power tools and music equipment were stolen from an outbuilding in Colchester Road, Chappel.

Raiders took a number of items including guitars and pianos in the night time raid.

Officers want to speak to anyone who has been offered cheap tools or music equipment for sale or anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area overnight last Tuesday.

Witnesses have said a white van was seen leaving the area in a hurry at around 6am on Wednesday. Police believe this might be relevant to the investigation.

Anybody that can help is asked to contact PC James Pamment at Colchester on Essex Police 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.