Hampshire Police have issued a CCTV appeal in connection with a burglary at a Winchester church.

Officers would like to speak to a man in connection with a burglary which took place at Hope Church on Middlebrook Street, Winchester.

Between 11am and 12.30pm on Thursday October 19.

A man entered a private area of the church and stole a wallet, purse and bank cards.The bank cards were later used at various stores in the Winchester area including on Middlebrook Street, City Road, Stockbridge Road and Winchester train station.

Officers would like to identify the man in the CCTV images as he may have information to assist with their enquiries.

PCSO Keeka Way said: “We are investigating an incident in which a man stole a number of items from a private room at the Hope Church in the Middlebrook Centre. As part of our enquiries, we would like to identify the man in the picture. This incident took place during daylight hours, so members of the public may have seen this man walking through the city centre. Do you recognise him? Please call us with any information that could assist."

“I would like to remind people to avoid leaving belongings unattended, and to ensure they are safely secured or locked away. Further to this, burglars are often opportunists and will rarely target high risk properties. By keeping your premises secure and investing in good quality security equipment you can help to make your business less attractive to potential thieves.”

Anyone with information contact police on 101, quoting 44170406475, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.