HEARTLESS thieves gained access to the grounds of a primary school and stole a minibus overnight.

West Mercia Police are investigating after Burlish Park Primary School was targeted in a raid in the early hours of Thursday (December 28).

A minibus was stolen from the school grounds after suspects managed to access the grounds.

In a statement, a spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "We received a call around 12.30am this morning (28 December) with a report of a theft of a vehicle from Burlish Park Primary School in Stourport.

"Officers attended the incident to find suspects have gained access to the school grounds and have stolen a minibus.

"Investigations into the theft are now ongoing".

It's not the first time the school has been hit by thieves. In February 2018, The Shuttle reported that thieves entered the grounds of Burlish Park Primary School and stole the front and spare wheels from a minibus.

Parents and relatives of the pupils got together to contribute a PTA fund to cover the insurance excess and purchase new tyres.