Thieves are continuing to target parking meters.

Several thousands of pounds have now been stolen in numerous thefts from parking meters around Maldon.

The latest theft was from a meter in Promenade Park on Tuesday.

The thefts usually occur at night when the meter is forced open and the change inside taken.

Six thefts occurred overnight in Promenade Park on March 25 and three in Butt Lane, two on March 27 and one on March 30.

Police are asking the public to be aware in case they see any suspicious vehicles in car parks at night.