A PA system, belonging to The Emergency Services Show, was stolen from a locked container at Malmesbury Garden Centre last night.

The attack saw the 'brand new, valuable' equipment burgled at 11pm, July 4, as well as lights and shed alarms belonging to the garden centre.

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(The PA System stolen by thieves)

Assistant manager of the centre, Graham Harris, described the theft as 'opportunistic'.

He said: "It looks like the thieves cut off padlocks to access the out buildings.

"Our CCTV cannot identify them as they were wearing balaclavas, hats, and hoodies."

No serious damage has been done to the garden centre itself.

Malmesbury Garden Centre allow The Emergency Services Show to keep their property on site, free of charge, as a gesture of good will.

The annual event is organised by volunteers from the emergency services and has grown since it began in Wiltshire in 2005 to raise over £150,000 for charity.

The charity are urging people with any information to call Wiltshire Police on 101 with the reference number 54190065112.