POLICE are investigating after a Mercedes CLA 220 was stolen.

The car was taken from an address in Chestnut Avenue, Colchester and found abandoned in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A police spokesman said: “We received a call to say the vehicle had been found unattended in Tollgate West at 3.45am on Sunday with substantial damage.

“If you have any information please call us on 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/98390/19 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”