Police have issued an appeal to speak to two people in connection with the repeated theft of a flag from outside a church in Leigh. 

The incidents took place outside Leigh Wesley Methodist Church, in Elm Road.

Thefts have been reported on several occasions between Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 25, and we are continuing our investigation. 

Officers want to speak to the two people pictured in connection with the incidents.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us.

"Please quote reference 42/81507/24.

"You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our 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 our website reporting services.

"Alternatively you can call us on 101. In an emergency always call 999.

"If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111."