DETECTIVES are appealing for information after a man gained access to a pensioner's home without permission. 

The incident happened off Churchill Road in Braintree on Monday.

A man in his 90s heard someone inside his home, when he went to look a man had walked in uninvited.

He has been described as wearing a navy-blue donkey jacket, woolly hat and thick gloves.

Police are now appealing for anyone who saw a man matching the description around 3.45pm to come forward.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting crime reference 42/70597/20.