Tradesmen across the Cotswolds have been targeted by a spate of tool thefts for the second time this week.

Overnight on Tuesday, three vehicles were targeted by thieves.

Tools were stolen from a vehicle in Lower Leamington, Moreton-in-Marsh and Windrush.

And in Wyck Rissington, a John Deer Gator was stolen along with tools with the number plate OU16 TDO.

The thefts come just days after another spate of tool thefts in Northleach and Ebrington bringing the total of reported tool thefts to nine in just under a week.

A Gloucestershire spokesperson said: "Police are aware of the increase in these type of thefts and recommend owners of valuable tools and plant to consider installing CCTV to deter these high value thefts.

"We also advise residents not to leave valuables in vehicles either at isolated car parks of outside their homes.

"Vehicles have been mainly targeted for tool thefts that cost the owner thousands of pounds to replace.

"High powered vehicles are being stolen by organised crime groups to use in further crime.

"We are advising that keys are not left on show in homes near to where cars are parked on driveways.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101.