POLICE are searching for a person in a distinctive motorcycle helmet who was seen smashing the windows of a house.

The vandal fled the scene after smashing several front windows of a house in Hastings.

According to police, the person was wearing a grey hoodie, black gloves and that helmet with a white luminous strip down the back and a distinctive black 'mohican' style stripe front to back along the top.

The incident happened in Priory Road, Hastings, just before 7pm on Friday, January 7.

Detective Inspector Graham Farmer said: "The circumstances of this incident are currently under active investigation.

“We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and who saw anything suspicious, and especially anyone who recognises that motorcycle helmet with the black stripe.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police online or by calling 101, quoting serial 1004 of 07/01 or Operation Gemstone.

Alternatively, you can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.