Thieves targeted a South Gloucestershire garden centre through the night, stealing a number of ornaments including a policeman.

Two suspects took a range of items from the Fonthill Garden Centre in South Gloucestershire.

They broke in to garden centre at some time between 5pm on May 26 and 7.20am on May 27.

Amongst the items they stole were: Pre-formed ponds, various water features and ornamental stone decorations, including a golfer, policeman, gnome, Labrador, a goose and cat and duck.

An appeal from police said: "The intruders are likely to have used a vehicle to remove the items and we would like to hear from anyone who may have seen a vehicle parked on Bath Road near to the garden centre overnight between Sunday night and Bank Holiday Monday morning.

"It is possible that the suspects may be responsible for similar break-ins at other garden centres across South Gloucestershire over the past few months.

"We would also appeal to those attending car boot sales or are offered garden ornaments – similar to those described – to contact us.

"We are releasing an image of the suspects pictured at the garden centre. It is not a clear image but we hope someone may recognise the clothing of one of the suspects, specifically the distinctive hat which is green with a cream coloured ring around it.

"If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5219117117."