A SUSPECTED meat thief is being hunted by police in Thurrock. 

CCTV images have been released of a man wanted for questioning in connection with a theft of meat from the Co-Op in Aveley. 

Several joints of pork and beef were taken on three separate occasions. 

The suspect is described a white man, aged in his early 20s with short, dark brown hair and was carrying a large blue holdall which he concealed the items in, making no effort to pay.

Anyone who can name the man in the photo is asked to contact Pc Paul Lamb at Grays police station on 101.