A CCTV image has been released of a suspected thief who stole cigarettes from a shop in Chelmsford.

The woman believed to be in her mid 30s is said to have gone into the Co-op in Barnard Road on November 21 acting in a drunken state before taking a packet of cigarettes.

It happened just before 1pm and anyone with information is urged to call Chelmsford police station on 101.