Police officers have issued photographs of jewellery that was found by two children on their way home from school in Essex.

About 3.45pm on April 2 two seven year olds spotted a bright pink object behind a bush in the front garden of a house on Kents Hill Road, Benfleet, and decided to investigate.

Upon retrieving the item they saw it was a pillowcase and it contained two rings, a ladies watch and a key for a Nissan vehicle.

The mum of one of the children started making enquiries locally to try to find the owner of the property, but when there was no success, they took the items home and called police.

PC Paul Ross from Southend CID said: "The property does not match items previously reported as being taken in a burglary in the local area and we would like to find the owners.

"They include two rings, which look new his and hers wedding bands."

Police want to hear from anyone who recognises the items, they are asked to contact Pc Ross, Southend CID on 101.