POLICE are appealing for information after a Land Rover Defender was stolen from New Milton.

The distinctive vehicle was taken between 11pm on Monday and 8am on Tuesday from the driveway of a home on Bashley Road, New Milton.

The thief took the keys from a padlocked shed and forced the door of the shed open to obtain the keys.

Nothing else was taken.

The 12-seater Defender has a roof rack and the passenger front wing has traces of a darker livery showing through the white paint.

The registration number begins with M.

PC Lynsey Tallon said: “Bashley Road is a reasonably busy road. I need to hear from anyone who saw someone acting suspiciously or who saw a large white Land Rover Defender in the area overnight Monday to Tuesday, January 21 to 22.”

Anyone with information should contact PC Tallon at Lymington on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.