Police are appealing for information following an incident in Corringham where am elderly woman was dragged out of bed and forced to hand over her wedding ring.

Two men broke into an address in Thames Haven Road at around 4.30am on Wednesday, July 12.

The woman was woken up by the men who dragged her out of bed and forced her to hand over her wedding ring.

The suspects also stole a necklace and bank cards before threatening to harm the woman.

The victim’s bank card was later used at Lloyds bank in Corringham and a three-figure sum of cash was taken.

A 25 year-old man has since been arrested and charged with a string of offences but one suspect remains outstanding.

Lewis Onwuchekwa, 25, of Newton Road Tilbury, has been charged with robbery, dangerous driving, possession of a noxious substance with intent to resist arrest, assaulting a police officer and escaping lawful custody.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Basildon Magistrates’ Court on Monday, July 17.

Police are still looking to trace a second man in connection with the incident but there is no description at this time.

Anyone who was in the Thames Haven Road or near the Lloyds in Corringham at that time of day, or has any other information about the incident, is asked to contact Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.