A witness appeal has been launched after an aggravated burglary.

The incident happened at an address in Albert Gardens, Church Langley, near Hastingwood in the early hours of Thursday January 16.

A group of men broke into the house at around 2am and threatened the occupants inside with knives.

The men have been described as being black and in their late teens and wore dark-coloured tracksuits.

Money, phones and jewellery were taken from the house.

Thankfully, the victims were unharmed but are understandably very shaken.

Essex Police are keen to speak to anyone who lives in the area, or who was driving nearby at the time, and saw or heard anything suspicious.

If you have CCTV or dash cam footage which may assist detectives, please call Harlow CID on 101.

The crime reference number to quote is 42/8330/20.