TWO vehicles in Bishop's Castle were broken into in the early hours of Monday morning.

A mobile phone was stolen from a black Vauxhall Astra parked on Station Street shortly before 3am, and a white Ford Transit panel van was also broken into.

West Mercia Police said nothing was stolen from the van as although the offenders had managed to break open the main doors, items within were further protected by an interior secure cage.

Before they could get any further, the offenders were disturbed by the victim and fled from the scene.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them on 101 and refer to incident 0059S 050819.