POLICE are appealing for information after silver paint was sprayed around a smashed window pane following an attempted burglary.

A resident in Queen Elizabeth Way, near the junction with Mersea Road, in Colchester, found a hole in their window between 8pm and 10pm on Friday, October 16.

Silver paint had been sprayed around the smashed window pane.

The result of a further investigation showed someone had attempted to gain access to parts of the property sometime that day.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "Anyone in the area who may have seen suspicious behaviour, or who has CCTV or dashcam footage is asked to get in touch with Colchester CID.

"You can submit a report on our website or call 101.

"If you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

The crime reference number to quote is 42/168958/20.