A KNIFE weilding gang barged into a young mum’s home and demanded money from her.

Police are urging witnesses to come forward after the aggravated burglary in Fairfax Drive, Westcliff , at about 5pm on Saturday, September 22.

An Essex Police spokesman said a woman in her twenties was at home with her young children when three men ran across the back garden and into the house.

He said: “Two of the men had knives and demanded money. They searched the house and the woman ran out of the door and called police. Nothing was taken and the men made off.”

The first suspect is described as a black man, stocky, aged mid to late 20s, about 6ft tall with a beard and wearing dark clothing.

The second man is described as black, skinny, aged mid to late 20s and in dark clothing. The third is a black man, skinny, aged mid to late 20s and also wore dark clothing.

Anyone with information should contact Det Con Chris Adam at Southend CID on 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.