Police have put out an appeal to trace a man in connection with an attempted armed robbery in Clacton in January.

Essex Police want to speak to Scott Paley, from Dagenham, in connection with the attempted robbery of two security guards outside Tesco at Brook Retail Park in London Road, on Wednesday, January 18.

Paley, 43, is described as being 5ft 6ins tall and has connections to London and Canvey.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious and Organised Crime Unit at Essex Police on 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.