Warning to be vigilant after attempted burglary in Great Oakley

Home in Martlesham Heath targeted on Boxing Day

Home in Martlesham Heath targeted on Boxing Day - Credit: Eastern Counties Newspapers

Police have warned people to be vigilant around home security after an attempted burglary in an Essex village.

Someone entered a home in Red Barn Lane, Great Oakley, at around 7pm last Friday.

A man who was at home heard the intruder enter his kitchen and shouted out, causing the suspect to run off empty-handed.

Essex Police want to hear from anyone who may have seen anybody acting suspiciously in the area at the time or if they have any information about who the suspect may be.

Detective Constable Mo Crawley of Clacton CID said: “I would like to urge people to be vigilant about their home security and to lock their doors and windows when not at home and after dark.”

Anybody with information can contact Det Con Crawley on 101.

Advice about home security and crime prevention advice is available on the Essex Police website.