TWO school minibuses have been stolen from separate primary schools in Basingstoke and Deane over the Easter weekend.

The first minibus was stolen from Whitewater CE Primary School, in The Street, Rotherwick, between 9am on Sunday, March 31, and 2pm on Monday, April 1.

In a separate incident, a minibus was taken from the grounds of Great Binfields Primary School, in Binfields Farm Lane, Chineham, sometime between 6pm on Sunday, March 31 and midday on Monday, April 1.

While enquiries are ongoing, police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information about the thefts to contact them on 101, quoting reference number 44240136952.

There are reports that the Great Binfields Primary School minibus was discovered burned out and without an engine in Cufaude Lane in Bramley, but a police spokesperson said they are unable to confirm this.