POLICE are hunting for a man with distinctive tattoos after a series of burglaries.

Essex Police are on the lookout for Laurence Wheatley, 54, following burglary offences in Jaywick.

Wheatley, from Jaywick, is of slim build and is around 5ft 5ins tall.

A police spokesman said: "He has various tattoos on his arms and hands including snakes, a rose and playing cards.

"He works as a mechanic by trade."

Anyone with information about his whereabouts can call Clacton police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.