Wiltshire Police have appealed for anyone who has recently had a quad bike stolen to come forward after recovering one near Ludgershall.

An officer recovered the stolen bike after a pursuit from Tidworth to Ludgershall on Monday, January 4, and are now asking the owner of the bike, and any witnesses in the area at the time of the pursuit, to come forward.

PC Sharon Duggan said: "We'd like to speak with anyone who may have been in the area at this time and has dashcam footage from either direction to or away from Wellington Academy towards Tidworth. Also, if any members of the public in the Eden Road area had any sightings of this person please come forward.

"Whilst we are pleased to have removed an illegal vehicle from the roads we are keen to reunite the quad bike with it's rightful owner and would appreciate anyone with any information to contact us."

At approximately 4pm, an officer was pursuing a man on a quad bike that was believed to be stolen along the A3026 from Tidworth towards Ludgershall.

The man turned onto Elden Road and then onto a track leading to Sweet Apple Farm, where he abandoned the quad bike. The quad bike is black and had no number plates on display.

He ran into a small copse of trees at the end of the road, and police believe he is likely to have headed along tank tracks towards the A338.

He is described as being five foot 10 inches in height and of very slim build. At the time of the incident, the suspect was not wearing a helmet, but was wearing dark trousers and a navy-coloured anorak with the hood pulled up.

Anyone with information regarding the incident, or who may be the owner of the quad bike, should contact Wiltshire police on 101 quoting crime reference number 54210000793. Alternatively, members of the public can report information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.