A MAN tried to break into an address in the middle of the day in South Woodham Ferrers.

The man who was wearing a black balaclava tried to enter the property in Great Smials at around 3.15pm on September 9.

Essex Police has released a description of the man, saying: "The man has been described as black, around 6ft 6ins tall, slim, and wearing black clothing, black gloves, and black balaclava."

If you saw anything, have any CCTV or dash cam footage, or have any other information please call police on 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/144641/19 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.