A RARE three-wheeler worth £13,000 has been stolen in the New Forest.

The eye-catching Blueys Scounger tricycle, hand-built by a 61-year-old Totton man, was taken from a lay-by on the A35 near Lyndhurst.

Pc Ralph Akehurst said: “Someone may have seen the tricycle being ridden away or loaded on to a vehicle and thought nothing of it at the time.”

The vehicle was stolen on October 13 but details have only just been released. Ring PC Akehurst at Hythe on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.