A MAN wanted in connection with a series of crimes in Basildon is being hunted by police.

Officers have requested help from the public in their search for Scott Cannon, 20, who is suspected of stealing items from six parked cars, an assault, criminal damage to a vehicle and theft from Homebase in Vange.

All the offences were reporter in March and April and Cannon has also failed to answer police bail on three occasions.

Officers have carried out extensive enquiries to find Cannon but there has been no sign of him.

His last address was in Basildon but he is known to also have contacts in the Southend area.

He is described as about 6ft 1in tall, of medium build, with light brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information about him or his whereabouts should contact officers at Basildon on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.