Residents and retailers in Maldon and Colchester are urged to be on the look-out for a man wanted by police.

Billy Swaley Smith is currently wanted on recall to prison having breached the terms of his licence following a conviction for burglary convictions.

He is known to travel to Essex and stay with friends.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.