POLICE are reporting suspicious activity in the countryside near Winchester over recent days.

Near Hursley mid-morning yesterday two men were seen in a silver Mercedes saloon car driving onto a farm yard.

The partial index number was PE02***. They left on being seen.

Yesterday afternoon in the Alresford area a Nissan 4x4 YT12YXY with two male occupants entered a farmyard.

When questioned by staff they said they were looking for scrap and left when they were told there was nothing there for them.

They became verbally abusive when they saw their registration number being noted.

In the early hours today two males were disturbed from a property near Swanmore and made off on foot across adjacent fields.