POLICE have released CCTV footage of a man they would like to identify in relation to the theft of two HGV trailers and shipping containers.

West Yorkshire Police issued an appeal to the public on Monday to help them track down the individual in the CCTV video.

It shows him get out of a truck, before he gives a "thumbs up" to someone he is speaking to, who is off camera.

The man then moves in the direction of the person he is speaking to, before turning back towards the truck as the footage ends.

Officers want to speak to the man about a theft of two containers from a transport firm based at The Copperworks, in Haigh Park Road, Stourton to the east of Leeds.

The theft happened on the evening of  Friday, April 24.

One of the containers was carrying clothing, while the other had garden furniture in it.

Anyone who recognises the man in the video is asked to contact PC 2943 Jenkins at Leeds District CID via 101 or online via: westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

You should quote crime reference number: 13200208378.

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on: 0800 555 111.