A STUDENT studying a law degree has hit out at police for posting pictures of his belongings on Facebook claiming they were stolen.

Harry Prosser, 22, said the Essex Police Tendring Facebook page posted a series of photographs after taking them from his friend’s house in Dovercourt in February.

The post said they were looking for the “rightful owners” of the items, which included life jackets, floatation suits, snorkelling equipment, flippers and some tools.

There were also two air rifles that were being checked for whether they required licences.

But the items have now been returned to the home.

Harry, of Harwich Road, Little Oakley, said: “I have complained to the police.

“My main issue is they came and took everything and posted on Facebook implying we were thieves. They have now found there was nothing wrong but they are unwilling to provide an apology or to inform people they were wrong. They are just doing their job, but it’s common courtesy to admit you are wrong - everyone makes mistakes.”

Harry said he owned the life jackets and floatation equipment because of a former pressure washing business he ran which saw him work at marinas.

He is now studying a BA in Law with the open university in the hopes of becoming a solicitor.

But he says he has had previous issues with the police and said in January he was stopped 10 times in nine days.

Essex Police has confirmed the items have been returned.