A WARNING has been issued after rescue equipment was stolen from a fire engine in Tetbury.

A hydraulic rescue tool was stolen from a fire engine - which was parked in New Church Street, Tetbury - sometime between Thursday, December 21 and Tuesday, January 2.

The tool, which is also known as jaws of life, is often used to cut through cars and rip open vehicles' doors to release stricken occupants.

Police officers have asked anyone who has information about this incident to get in touch.

Information can be given to the police by completing an online form on Gloucestershire police's website quoting incident number 175 of January 2.

You can also report information anonymously to Crimestoppers online or by calling 0800 555111.

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The information comes from a community alert - police are unable to accept reports of crime through Neighbourhood Alerts.