THREE men have been arrested in connection with a burglary in Fordingbridge.

This comes after officers found a number of items including copper piping, radiator valves, wiring and a dismantled statue during a routine stop of a vehicle in Ashley Heath.

They confirmed a number of the items matched those reported stolen during a burglary in Fordingbridge on Tuesday night.

A 26-year-old man from Fordingbridge and a 32-year-old man from Ringwood were arrested at the scene.

Following further enquiries, a 30-year-old male from Ringwood was arrested for handling stolen goods.

All three men have been released on bail as the investigation continues.

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