A WOMAN was threatened with a knife after three men broke into her home late one night.

Essex Police is appealing for information following the incident in Porters Field, Braintree.

The suspects broke into the house around 1.40am on Monday, May 13.

One of the men then threatened a woman inside and demanded she tell him where a man was.

Despite the victim asking which man they were referring to, the crooks refused to say.

They then left the property through the back door before jumping over the garden fence.

Officers say the victim was unharmed and nothing was taken from the house.

All three suspects were said to be wearing dark clothing and one has also been described as 6ft 2in tall.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Robin Coltman at Braintree Police Station on 101 quoting reference 42/74452/19.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting Crimestoppers-uk.org.