THIEVES have escaped with a haul of electrical items from a student house in Southampton.

The house in Alma Road was targeted in the early hours of Tuesday morning, gaining entry through an insecure kitchen door.

A number of electrical items were stolen including a X-Box and PlayStation console. Police are urging students in the area to keep windows and doors locked when they leave the house.

Anyone with information should contact Bitterne police station on 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.