Police hunt farm raiders

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THIEVES stole £3,000 of tree cutting equipment from a farm.

Police say equipment including a chainsaw, leafblower and hedgecutter, all orange and white, were taken from a farm building in Westons Lane, Petersfield,

PC Chris Schofield said: 'This burglary happened overnight, but it may be that suspicious vehicles or people were seen nearby or parked in laybys on the A3.

'If you have any information that can help, please get in touch.' The theft happened between 8.30pm on Wednesday last week and 8am the following morning. Call 0845 045 45 45 if you can help.