POLICE have issued a warning after a number of bikes were stolen in the Romsey area.

The neighbourhood police team in Romsey are urging bicycle owners to secure their bikes after three were stolen in one week.

Three bikes were taken from sheds and garages in the Romsey area between January 20 and 27.

Police are urging residents to ensure that all valuable property being kept in out buildings is properly secured and the out building itself is also secure.

Bicycle owners should also consider using a "D" lock to secure their property.