Stolen van used in Wickham shop ram-raid

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A STOLEN van was driven into the front of a shop in a failed ram-raid, police have said.

A man drove a red Ford Transit into the One Stop in The Square, Wickham, at 2.20am on December 14.

This is where the incident happened. Picture: Google Maps

This is where the incident happened. Picture: Google Maps

He got out the van, entered the shop but then left in the van, which had been stolen from Paulsgrove.

It it the latest in a series of ram raids.

Detective Constable Paul Sammons said: ‘An investigation is underway and we are keen to speak to anyone who has information about what happened.

‘Did you see what happened, or remember seeing a red Ford Transit van being driven around the village?

‘Perhaps you have seen a similar-looking van today and thought it looked out of place?

‘If so, please get in touch.’

Call police on 101 quoting crime reference number 44180464645 with any information.