POLICE are investigating the theft of a Hitachi mini digger from a prominent location in Winchester.

The digger was taken from Winchester Bus Station where the city council are carrying out demolition and improvement works.

A spokeswoman for Winchester City Council said: "We ?are working with Hampshire Constabulary following this incident and additional measures to secure the site have been put in place. Due to the fact that a crime has been committed we are unable to comment further on the circumstances around the theft."

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said: “This was reported at 8.02am on Wednesday, August 2. A Hitachi mini digger was stolen between 6.30pm on August 1 and 7am on August 2.

“Anyone with information should call 101 quoting 44170296799.”