A MAN who forced his way into a woman's home on Christmas Day and stole her car is being hunted by police.

James Gray, 22, last known to be living in Elgar Gardens, Tilbury is wanted in connection with the incident.

He is believed to have forced his way into the woman's home in Elizabeth Close, Tilbury, on Christmas Day and assaulted the woman before stealing her Ford Ka.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts can contact police at Grays on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.