DETECTIVES are hunting thieves who used a truck's tail lift to ram raid a Hampshire convenience store this morning.

The burglars reversed the vehicle into the store window in the early hours in an attempt to reach the cigarette counter.

But after failing to gain access to the counter they forced open a cash machine. It is not known at this stage whether anything money was taken.

The incident happened between 3.50am and 4.15am at the Co-op store in Dartmouth Court, Gosport.

Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.