A FIREFIGHTER’S pickup truck has been stolen from a fire station forecourt while he was on duty.

The incident happened at Hartley Wintney fire station on Tuesday night (January 16).

The firefighter’s black Mitsubishi L200 was stolen from the station premises while he was providing on-call emergency co-responder cover.

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The fire station has appealed on social media to anyone who has any information to contact the police about the incident.

A Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson: "An on-call firefighter who was out working in the community providing medical co-responding cover, returned to Hartley Wintney Fire Station to find his personal vehicle had been stolen. 

"We are supporting the firefighter involved as our estates team investigate the incident which has also been referred to the police."

A police spokesperson said: “It was reported that a black Mitsubishi L200 was stolen from the fire station forecourt on Brewhouse Lane, Hartley Wintney, between 10pm on 16 January and 8am on 17 January.

“Anyone with information should call 101 quoting reference number 44240023899.”