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Detectives hunt jewellery shop raiders

CCTV pictures of the raiders Photo: Essex Police

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following the attempted robbery of a jewellers in Leigh.

Police were contacted shortly before 11am yesterday with reports of an attempted robbery at G Davison & Sons jewellers in Broadway, Leigh.

Two men, described as black with their faces covered and wearing gloves, attempted to break in to the shop by smashing the glass.

Staff activated an alarm and after the suspects failed to smash through the toughened glass they fled the scene through Leigh gardens.

They are believed to have been aged in their 20s, about 6ft tall, wearing scarves over their faces.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at Southend on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

CCTV pictures of the raiders Credit: Essex Police
CCTV pictures of the raiders Credit: Essex Police