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THIEVES stole cash and two televisions after breaking into a hospital.

The burglary happened at the Minor Injuries Unit in Gosport’s War Memorial Hospital in Bury Road.

As previously reported in The News, the burglary forced the closure of the unit for a day while staff cleared up.

Police have now released more details of the incident, which happened between 12am and 3am on April 12.

The thieves broke into the waiting area of the injuries unit and also a staff room nearby.

Two 19in TVs were stolen, one of which was broken.

A coffee machine was broken into and an unknown amount of cash was stolen from inside.

The burglars then took a cash tin from the staff room with some money inside.

It is thought they entered the building by forcing their way through a window.

People suffering from injuries including fractured and broken bones had to go to the emergency department at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham after the Gosport unit was forced to close to deal with the break-in.

Anyone with information should contact PC Zita Hobbs at Gosport police station on 101.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.