A forklift was stolen by thieves near Braintree.

Police received reports on Saturday, March 2, that a red coloured Manitou was taken from the Pattiswick area.

The vehicle was found close to the Ladgrove traveller site in Witham the following day.

Police believe the vehicle was seen travelling through Bradwell with its orange roof bar light flashing.

A police spokesman said: "We would like to hear from anyone with information or dash cam by calling the Gypsy, Traveller and Rural Engagement Team on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."