VANS parked up in Overton were damaged and stolen from in a spree overnight on Thursday evening.

In one incident, items worth £5,000 were stolen by three masked men.

This break-in happened between 12.03am and 12.08am in Winchester Street, with CCTV showing a small hatchback vehicle, from which three men got out of, parked opposite the van.

The trio damaged the van's lock with a bar and steal items from the van.

One of the men is described as 'large and chunky' with the other two were 'slender'.

On the same night, between 11.57pm and 12.04am, tools were stolen from a van parked in Sapley Lane.

In this incident, CCTV shows a vehicle approach from the direction of Winchester Street, stop, reverse and park under a light near the van.

Two men enter the van, while a third stays in the trio's vehicle.

One of the men is described as wearing a three quarter length coat and dark trousers and another, as wearing a light coloured hoody and dark trousers.

Finally, between 5.30pm and 9am, a van in Pond Close had a window smashed though no items were stolen from inside the vehicle.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Call 101 quoting 44180061735 for the Sapley Lane theft, 44180062043  for the Winchester Street theft and 44180061765 for the Pond Close incident.