DETECTIVES investigating a burglary in which a mobile scooter was stolen have released an image of a man they would like to trace.

Shortly before 6pm on July 26, police received a report of a burglary on Hollinside Road, in Sunderland.

The occupant had returned home and found access had been gained to his address. The victim also found that his mobility scooter had been stolen.

The scooter is light blue in colour with a black leather seat and black handle bars.

An investigation was launched and police have now identified a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

He was seen in the area at the time of the alleged offence and could have information that could assist officers with their inquiries.

The man, or anyone who recognises him, are asked to contact 101 quoting reference 956 260719 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.