AN investigation has been launched after a motorbike was stolen from a hotel car park in the early hours.

Police in Ampfield say the Honda motorbike was stolen between the hours of 3.30am and 3.35am yesterday morning.

The vehicle was taken from the main car park of the Potters Heron Hotel leaving the owner "very upset".

He had been visiting the area with friends and had no other way of getting back home.

But soon after the incident, a dog walker in the area came across the bike abandoned in a wooded area.

Hampshire Chronicle: Bike stolen from Potters Heron Hotel in Ampfield. Photo from: Test Valley Cops/Facebook.

The site was around 800 yards from the hotel and police were called to help recover it and reunite it with the owner.

Three suspects have now been seen on CCTV stealing the bike and now officers are working to identify them.

A spokesperson for the force said: "Police believe the motorbike was abandoned, with the intention of the suspects later returning to strip the motorbike for parts.

"Fortunately, the motorbike is now in the hands of its rightful owner."

Anyone with information can contact Hampshire Constabulary via 101 quoting the reference number 44220293198.


A message from the editor

Thank you for reading this article - we appreciate your support.

Subscribing means you have unrestricted access to the latest news and reader rewards - all with an advertising-light website.

Don't take my word for it – subscribe here to see for yourself.

Looking to advertise an event? Then check out our free events guide.

Want to keep up with the latest news and join in the debate? You can find and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.