Suspects attempted to steal a quad bike before it was found abandoned and stuck in ice not far from where it had been originally taken from.

Calne Police said this took place between 10am and noon on Thursday, January 18 and Friday, January 19 in the Lickhill Road area in Calne.

The force has since appealed to the public for assistance in the investigation into the incident.

The quad bike was found the following morning stuck in ice just a short distance from where it was stored according to Wiltshire Police.

Police community support officer (PCSO) Mark Cook, of the Calne Neighbourhood Police Team, said: "We have recently seen a spate of thefts of Land Rovers and Quad Bikes across the county and we would like to make you aware so you can consider extra security to protect your property."

Wiltshire Police also encouraged the public to contact PCSO Mark Cook via email, and quoting the crime reference number 54240007054 if you have any relevant information CCTV, dash camera or doorbell footage.

The police have also included advice on how to secure quad bikes and vehicles following the rise in these types of crimes.