COPS are hunting a gang thieves who stole £100,000 of firearms from a lorry.

The gang targeted the lorry as it was parked on the Burnt Mills Industrial Estate in Basildon at about 1am on Friday, April 18.

The weapons, valued at approximately £100,000, were seen being loaded into a small, dark hatchback car which was then driven off.

Detectives are urging anyone with information to contact detectives from the Serious and Organised Crime Unit at Essex Police headquarters on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.