Police want to identify three men in connection with a theft from Sainsbury's, in Tofts Walk, Braintree.

The three individuals were caught on camera at the time £600 worth of alcohol was stolen.

All three suspects were seen to gather in the aisle before one of them selected items from the shelves and placed them in bags in his shopping trolley.

He then left without making any attempt to pay.

The man who took the alcohol is described as being of South European appearance, in his late 30s. He was at least 5ft 11in tall and was wearing a lilac shirt with dark blue tie, black trousers and black shoes.

One of the other suspects is described as a white man, at least 5ft 11in tall, with a round face. He was wearing sunglasses, a dark blue t-shirt, dark blue three quarter length trousers and light blue trainers.

The other suspect is also of South European appearance, at least 5ft 11in tall, with a skinny face. He was wearing a white shirt, black trousers with a black belt and black shoes.

Investigating officer, PC Chris Gould, said: "Only one of the men walked out with the alcohol but all three appear to have been together before the theft took place.

"If anyone recognises any of these individuals from the CCTV images I would ask them to call me at Braintree Police Station on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."