A CARAVAN was stolen from a garage premises after its gates were forced open.

The caravan was taken overnight on Monday into Tuesday from Middlehurst Garage on Jackson Street, St Helens.

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It is believed the caravan was driven away by thieves in a black 4x4-type vehicle, a Volkswagen Touareg.

The caravan is a 2017 Bailey Pursuit.

The theft has been reported to police who are investigating the incident.

A spokeswoman said: "Merseyside Police can confirm officers are currently investigating after the theft of a caravan in St Helens overnight on Monday, July 8 and Tuesday 9.

"Officers were called at around 7.50am to reports the vehicle had been taken from a premises on Jackson Street after gates to the yard were forced open.

"Locks were broken off the main gates to the premises and the caravan was taken between the hours of 6pm on Monday and 7.30am on Tuesday."

Detectives are investigating the incident and anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police @MerPolCC, call 101 or the Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 170 of July 9.