A VALUABLE piece of gardening equipment has been stolen in Steventon.

At some point overnight between 5pm on Sunday, 3 December and 7:30am on Monday, 4 December, thieves broke into a secured shed at Steventon House.

Once entry had been gained, thieves stole a number of items, including a John Deere ride on lawnmower.

Police are appealing for information and are asking anyone with any information to call 101 quoting 44170470473.