Detectives have appealed for help tracing a suspected burglar dubbed "Goldilocks" because he sleeps in his victims' beds.

Officers want to talk to Jesse Dobinson, 19, who is wanted in connection with two burglaries at an address in Sevenacres, Wickford, Essex between February 28 and March 9 this year.

Police came up with the nickname because on both occasions the beds were slept in and food was eaten.

Officers also want to speak to him in connection with an assault at the same address in which the victim was shot in the chest with a BB gun.

He is also sought over a knifepoint robbery of a pizza delivery man in Charles Street, Wickford, on April 4 in which a mobile phone, clothing and cash were stolen.

He is described as 5ft 3in and of slim build.

He has blue eyes and short blond straight hair. He is usually clean-shaven and has a pierced left ear and East Anglian accent.

Dobinson is unemployed and has links to South Woodham Ferrers as well as Wickford and Chelmsford.

Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to contact DI Simon Anslow of Essex Police on 0300 333 4444.