Police have issued a CCTV appeal in connection with a criminal damage probe after reports of a man dropping what appeared to be a brick onto a major road in Basildon.

Officers were called to the A127, also known as the Southend Arterial Road, in Basildon at around 10am on August 4 following reports of a young man dropping an object from a bridge onto the road.

The object, which looked like a brick, narrowly missed cars on the road on the Southend-bound carriageway.

Enquiries have remained ongoing and investigating officers are now releasing an image of a man they would like to speak with in connection with this investigation.


An Essex Police spokesman said: "If you recognise him or have any further information, please contact us. Please quote reference number 42/139029/23."

Submit a report on the Essex Police website or by using the online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about the force's website reporting services.

Alternatively, call 101.

To make an anonymous report, contact independent charity Crimestoppers by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.