Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is calling for any witnesses that may have some information about a break-in at Kingsclere Fire Station, after life-saving equipment was stolen.
Thieves broke into the fire station between 4pm on Friday (11 September) and 1pm on Saturday (12 September) and stole vital cutting tools used by firefighters to extricate people from vehicles in the event of a road traffic incident.
Station Manager Damian Watts at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, said:
"This equipment is incredibly important for us to respond and we cannot do our job without it which puts lives at risk.
"Thanks to our robust contingency plans we were able to work rapidly and replace these vital items of equipment to ensure that Kingsclere Fire Station was able to respond to 999 calls if required."
The Service continues to work closely with Hampshire Constabulary during this investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting 44150316769, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.