A CAR worth £35,000 was stolen from the roadside after a burglary.

Detectives in Southend are appealing for information after a Mercedes E350 Sport CDI convertible car was stolen from outside a house in Queens Avenue, Leigh.

It is believed that a man wearing a hooded coat broke into the property and took the keys for the vehicle. The owner was out at the time.

The black vehicle, worth around £35,000, was taken at around 1.30am on Saturday, August 2.

The car was parked in the road and had a personalised number plate X6ONE.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have any information about the car or who may have seen anybody acting suspiciously in the area.

The can call DC Jon Holden at Southend CID on Essex Police 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.