MORE than a dozen police officers were called after a man suspected of stealing a suitcase "became agitated."

A video posted on social media showed officers rushing to Osborne Street, Colchester, at 9.20pm on Thursday after a man was arrested on suspicion of theft from a person.

Backup was then called for.

The man was, however, later released without charge.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We were called at 9.20pm with reports that a man tried to take a suitcase from a man in his 40s.

"Upon arrest the man became agitated and Officers called for additional help.

"No one was injured."