POLICE in Lymington are in search of brazen thieves who broke into a high street news-agents by cutting through a front door panel.

They took more than £5,000 in cash and an unknown amount of cigarettes from Lymington News at the eastern end of the High Street.

The burglary happened some time during the night of October 15-16. Local Pc Ian Shepherd is keen to hear from any member of the public who saw anything suspicious.

Police are also investigating a break-in on the same night at Waitrose, at the other end of Lymington's main street. A trolley of goods was found abandoned in the car park.

Contact on police on 0845 045 45 45 if you can help with inquiries.