EQUINE clothing and equipment were stolen during a burglary in Oakley.

Hampshire Constabulary is appealing for information following the burglary in Station Road between 1.15am and 1.30am on Wednesday, February 7.

Entry was gained to a building and a number of items were stolen, including riding boots, clothing and a safe.

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Police are appealing for anyone who was in this area at the time and saw anything suspicious to contact them.

A spokesperson said: “Perhaps you saw a vehicle in this area at the time that you thought looked out of place?

“Anyone with information should call us on 101, quoting the crime reference number 44240055255, or via our website - hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/.”

Police also issued the following advice to individuals and businesses who have horse tack and other equipment.

• Secure tack room windows on the inside with solid iron bars (not tubular steel)

• Secure all doors with good quality locks; use bolts (not screws) on the hinges

• If possible, create a physical barrier across a door. If you are an owner of heavy plant machinery then you could consider parking this in front of a door to block off access to any valuable equipment.

• Mark your tack using an ultraviolet pen – perhaps write your postcode on your tack with the UV pen.

• Display warning signage advertising CCTV in the area to deter thieves

• Padlock gates with substantial padlocks and heavy duty chains

• Reverse top hinges on gates to prevent lifting

• Install security lights and an intruder alarm