POLICE are appealing for information after a trio of burglaries in Clacton and Kirby Cross.

The first was in St Osyth Road, Clacton at approximately 10.30pm on Wednesday when a rear door and window were smashed open and two mountain bikes were taken.

One has been recovered but officers are still searching for a blue Claude Butler bicycle.

A laptop, Huddle tablet computer and Skagen watch were stolen from a house in Bemerton Gardens in Kirby Cross on Friday between 6.25am and 2.50pm.

Another home on the same road was also targeted, but the crooks failed to force their way in.

Anyone with information about any these burglaries should contact Clacton CID on 101.