THIEVES stole a moped from a garage in South Ham before dumping it several hours later.

The theft of the blue Yamaha took place at around 1ppm on Sunday, June 8 from a garage in Chivers Close.

It was found abandoned in the early hours of the following day near a garage block in Packenham Road, Kings Furlong.

Anyone with information can contact PC Mike Ahearne at Basingstoke police station on 101, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.