A MOTORBIKE has been stolen following a burglary.

Essex Police are appealing for information after a garage was broken into on Cedar Road, Chadwell St Mary.

It was reported that a BMW motorbike was taken from the garage at around 12am on Thursday February 11.

A spokesman for the police said: "We believe that three or four people may have been moving through gardens in the area before reaching the garages and taking the bike.

"The bike was later recovered.

"We're asking anyone who witnessed the motorbike being taken, or anyone in the area who has CCTV or dash cam, to get in touch."

An 18-year-old man from the Chadwell St Mary area was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and burglary, has since been released under investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information on it should submit a report online at www.essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

You can also call 101 and quote the crime reference number 42/24502/21.