POLICE are searching for a man following reports of criminal damage.

Officers responded to a call that a man was acting "suspiciously" in Hillside Road, Burnham following calls of damage being done in the road.

The man was described as being white, around 6ft tall, aged in his 50s and has short blond hair.

Officers believe he was wearing a grey hoodie.

Essex Police received a number of calls concerning a man’s behaviour before the criminal damage reports.

A spokesman for Essex Police, said: "We believe the man was in the Hillside Grove area between 5am and 8am on Friday 11 January and we have had reports he has been in the vicinity over the past few days.

"We understand there were people walking this morning, including dog walkers using a nearby park."

Anyone with information is asked to call Chelmsford police station on 101 quoting incident 207 of 11/01 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.