POLICE are appealing for help after gaming consoles were snatched during a burglary.

Officers are investigating after a flat in Deanery Hill, Braintree, was raided by crooks.

The thieves are understood to have forced entry into the property before conducting a "messy search" and making off with several gaming consoles.

The burglary is thought to have taken place sometime between 6.45am and 4.30pm on Monday, October 29.

Anyone with information who has been sold consoles in the Braintree area in the last month is asked to contact Essex Police on 101, quoting reference number 42/157632/18.

You can also call Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.