THREE arrests have been made after hundreds of pounds of Personal Protective Equipment were stolen from a hospital.

It comes amid widespread shortages of PPE across the country, as health workers battle to control the coronavirus pandemic.

Now, three people have been released under investigation after the theft at Frimley Park Hospital, near Farnborough.

The incident is alleged to have happened on March 31, with PPE and cleaning equipment to the approximate value of £200 taken from the medical facility.

A 46-year-old woman from Bagshot, a 44-year old woman from Frimley and a 42-year-old man of no fixed address were taken into custody last weekend.

They have since been released under investigation, and police say they are continuing "to follow up lines of enquiry".

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, who also run hospitals in Ascot and Slough, are the worst-hit trust in the South East, with figures released on Thursday taking the total death toll there to 250.

A spokesperson for Surrey Police said: "We can confirm that three individuals have been released under investigation - and that our investigation remains active.

"We continue to follow up lines of enquiry regarding this burglary investigation."

A spokesperson for Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust said it would be inappropriate to comment on an ongoing police investigation.