An increase in the amount of tool thefts has been reported in Severn Vale and Pilning.

The policing area, which extends from Hill down to Hallen but does not include Thornbury, has seen thefts from sheds, garages, houses and allotments in recent weeks.

PC Ross Calderwood believes the thefts are occurring at night between 11pm and 3am.

Any suspicious activity should be reported to the police on 101 or 999.