DIESEL, tools and a trailer were among items stolen in a £19,000 burglary at a Cleobury Mortimer farm.

The incident happened in the Baveney Lane area between 10pm on Friday, December 6 and 6.45pm on Saturday, December 7.

The offenders broke the lock of a farm gate to get into the farmyard. They broke the locks off seven diesel tanks and removed 10,000 litres of red diesel, worth £8,500 and 2,000 litres of white diesel, worth £2,500.

They also forced roller shutter doors on a workshop and took various hand and power tools, worth £3,000 and stole an Ivor Williams twin axel trailer modified as a tautliner for the delivery of potatoes. The trailer, which was sprayed metallic silver, was worth £5,500.

PC Andy Noble of West Mercia Police said: "The total value of items stolen is about £19,000 and clearly the offenders would have had a vehicle.

"The farm is in a rural area but we are appealing for people who saw or heard anything suspicious or noted any strange vehicles to contact us."

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident 189-S-071213, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.