DETECTIVES have appealed for information after a residential burglary at Benfleet.

The break-in happened at an address in Gifford Road between 11.40am and 5.45pm on January 13.

Intruders smashed glass panels in a back door, ransacked rooms and took jewellery valued at a three-figure sum.

Any witnesses or anyone who saw or heard any suspicious activity in the area should contact the investigating officer DC Christian Forbes at Southend CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.