A BOAT engine was stolen from the garden of a home near Basingstoke over the weekend.

The theft took place sometime between 7am on Saturday, January 18, and 3pm the following day.

Unknown persons are said to have gained entry to a garden in the Pelican Road area of Pamber Heath, where they took an outboard engine for a boat.

Hampshire Constabulary have asked anyone who may have information about the theft to get in touch, calling 101 and quoting the reference 44200022981.