A MOTORBIKE was stolen from outside a house in Hartley Wintney – one of eight similar thefts in the past five weeks in north Hampshire.

The silver Suzuki GSX750 disappeared from outside a house in Mitchell Avenue on the night of Friday, July 5.

Eight similar thefts have been reported to Hampshire Constabulary since Tuesday, June 18, in places including Blackwater, Camberley, Farnborough and Yateley.

The last one took place on Monday, July 22, when a Triumph Tiger, left locked but unsecured outside a house in Holly Road, Aldershot, was taken.

Graeme Barbour, northern area crime prevention advisor, said bikes should be locked and secured to something that cannot be moved, or locked with a ground anchor.

Anyone with information on the thefts can contact Aldershot police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.