THIEVES broke into the home of an elderly woman and stole a purse, jewellery and financial documents.

The incident happened in First Avenue, Frinton, between Friday August 9 and Saturday August 10.

Police were called after a woman in her 80s noticed a number of items were missing from her home.

It is thought the burglars gained access by damaging the back gate and then entered the property via a kitchen window.

A red Aspinal of London clutch zip wallet, a large silver locket with art nouveau style markings on a sliver chain and a box of financial paperwork are reported to have been taken.

If you saw any unusual activity in the area or have CCTV of the street contact Clacton CID on 101 quoting the incident number 42/128450/19.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or submit an anonymous report on their website.