A BRAVE homeowner tackled a burglar when she caught him red-handed raiding her home in broad daylight.

The woman, who is in her 60s, returned to her home in Fern Way, Jaywick, to find her front door was open. As she went inside, a man ran out of her bedroom holding some of her property.

The courageous woman tried to stop the raider from running away and pushed him. However, he pushed her back and knocked her to the floor.

Anyone who noticed anything suspicious in the area at the time of the raid - 11.30am on April 7 - or has any other information is asked to contact Det Con Derek Lee at Clacton police station on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.