VARIOUS items of equipment have been stolen from a farm in County Durham.

Sometime overnight on Thursday (April 24), a heavy duty black vehicle battery, a 5ft square metal lined plastic roller gate, a black electric charger and 120m of white fabric tape were stolen from a farm in Toft Hill.

It is believed that entry to the property was gained from a public bridleway and via an electric fence into a field which contained horses.

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Police are investigating the burglary and appealed to anyone with information about the incident, or the whereabouts of the stolen items, to come forward.

Call Bishop Auckland police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800-555-111.