Police are hunting the three men shown in CCTV footage following a daylight car theft outside Ockendon Academy.

Police also busted a multi-car stealing ring at the address where the stolen vehicle was found.

Car parts believed to be from at least ten cars and motorcycles stolen in Essex, Kent and London were found at Church Lane, Bulphan, South Ockendon.

The stolen motor was a blue Ford Fiesta which was taken from outside Ockendon Academy in Eriff Drive at 2.45pm on Thursday August 20.

Police want to trace the three men pictured. Video 1.

One was described as white and of muscular build. He wore jogging bottoms, a jogging top, grey or black baseball cap, dark trainers and gloves.

The second was described as white and wore a grey tracksuit with black trainers or shoes.

The third was black or possibly mixed race and wore a blue hooded tracksuit and black trainers or shoes.

The makes of the stolen vehicles identified are Ford Fiesta, Mercedes, BMW, Ford Focus, Yamaha YZF R6 and Honda CBR 600.

Anyone with information is asked to call Dc Richard Dines at Grays CID on 101.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org