Police are appealing for the public's help to find a family pet that was stolen during a residential burglary.

Officers were called to Winston Way in Halstead, near Sudbury and the Suffolk border, at about 8.20am on May 24 following reports of an aggravated burglary.

The suspects made off with the victim's lilac and tan French Bulldog named Pearl.

An investigation has been launched and Essex Police has carried out "several" searches.

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary in connection with the incident but have since been released on bail.

The search for Pearl is ongoing and police are appealing for the public's assistance.

Anyone who has any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to the incident should contact Essex Police, quoting incident number 42/92943/23.