THIEVES stole an Audi Quattro after breaking into a house in Thorrington.

The crooks forced their way through a side door in Church Road at 3.30am on Saturday and took a computer tablet, cash and the keys to a grey Audi parked outside.

Clacton police are appealing for anyone who saw the distinctive car between 3.30am and 4.30am in the Thorrington area or on the A133 to contact them.