A MAN climbed across a bridge to steal Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ+ flags from a garden fence.

The owner of the flags, of Swanfield Drive, Chichester, noticed they had disappeared and checked CCTV footage on Sunday, November 8.

CCTV footage shows a man climbing across a bridge shortly before 1am, before removing the flags which were fixed to the fence and taking them away with him.

The suspect is white, about 6ft tall and in his mid to late 20s.

He was wearing a baseball cap backwards, a jacket and dark trousers or jeans with rips at the knees.

Officers are keen to identify the man in the CCTV images and to find out his motivation for taking the flags.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sussex Police on 101, quoting 47200192657, or to report online at sussex.police.uk.