AN investigation has been launched following reports of two attempted burglaries during the early hours of the morning.

Essex Police has revealed two different properties in London Road, Stanway, were targeted by a suspected would-be burglar.

Both incidents are believed to have occurred between 5.10am and 5.25am on Friday September 17.

CCTV footage has since shown a man who police officers now wish to speak with in connection with the attempted burglaries.

A spokesman for the force said: "If you recognise the man or have any information about the incidents, please call us on 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/200059/21 or 42/200168/21.

"You can also report information via our digital 101 service on our website

"Or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."