An appeal has been launched to locate an excavator stolen from a work site.

Police say the red and grey vehicle was stolen from the site just north of Swan in the New Forest between 5pm on March 15 and 9am on March 18.

Officers are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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A spokesperson from Hampshire Constabulary wrote on social media: “This was on a work site on a nameless road, adjacent to where the B3055 meets Wilverley Road, just north of Sway.

“If anyone has any information about this incident, or has any relevant dash cam or CCTV footage, please call 101 quoting reference 44240116411.”