Police have launched an investigation after a fire station was burgled overnight.

Overton fire station was broken into in the early hours of Wednesday, October 25, with a number of items subsequently taken as a result.

The fire service said that despite the break-in, response to emergency incidents has 'not been affected'.

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A spokesperson for Hampshire Fir and Rescue Service said: "Overton fire station was broken into in the early hours of Wednesday 25 October and a number of items have been taken. We are working closely with police and ask that anybody with information contact 101."

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: "We were called at 8.03am today (Wednesday, October 25) to a report of a burglary at Overton Fire Station on Station Road.

"It was reported that equipment was stolen between 12.30am and 8am.

"Officers have launched an investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact 101, quoting the reference number 44230436649."