DETECTIVES are appealing for information following a burglary in Colchester.

Three men forced their way into a house on St Mary's Fields at 2am today and were confronted by the owner.

The raiders fled but only after snatching a computer tablet.

The men are described as white and aged in their 20s. They were all wearing different types of clothing.

Investigating officer Det Con Mark Peacock said: "We’re keen to know where these men ran off to after they fled this house that they had broken into.

"We would appreciate people calling us with information on this aspect of the burglary as well as the names of people they may think these three are.”

Anyone with information should call Colchester CID on 101.