AN MP has described a raid on a petrol station kiosk in Eastleigh as "concerning and upsetting".

Eastleigh MP Mims Davies made the comments following a burglary at the Tesco Express store at the Esso petrol station on Twyford Road.

Raiders stole a safe containing £400 in cash from the store in the early hours of Friday (October 4).

The Conservative MP said: “This is concerning and upsetting both for the staff of the petrol station, as well as the community around Twyford Road, and my office has already been in contact with the local police.

"If anyone saw anything, I would strongly urge them to contact the police on 101 using this reference: 44190354043.

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“More broadly, as local people know, I have consistently campaigned for extra frontline police officers for our area, and together with my constituents I greatly welcome the Prime Minister’s commitment to put extra police officers on our local streets, and I know work has started to see these extra officers delivered as soon as possible. ”

As previously reported, officers rushed to Tesco Express store after reports of a break-in.

Police found the store's shutters damaged and glass from the front door smashed.

An investigation has now been launched into the raid, in which a safe said to contain £400 in cash was stolen.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Police said: "We were called at 4.12am on Friday 4 October to a report of an alarm sounding at the Tesco store on Twyford Road, Eastleigh.

"Officers deployed to the scene and found the damage had been caused to the doors.

"Entry had been gained and the safe containing £400 was taken.

"Enquiries are ongoing. No one has been arrested at this time."