A WOMAN in her 70s was confronted by a burglar who smashed his way into her home.

The victim was at her home in Lucy Close, Stanway, when she heard a loud noise.

She then discovered a man standing in her hallway.

He is described as being white and roughly 6ft tall.

He wore a light blue baseball cap with an emblem in the middle, a dark coloured hooded coat to just below the waist, dark coloured bottoms and dark coloured shoes.

The incident happened at 1.30pm on Friday, March 6.

Officers have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the burglary.

Anyone who recognises the man or has information about the incident should call Colchester CID on 101. The crime reference number to quote is 42/35922/20.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.