POLICE are trying to trace thieves whose haul including several items damaged in a fire.

Among items stolen were a large quantity of power tools, including Stihl and Makita; fishing gear; computer and stationery; a projector; and medical training supplies.

They were taken during the burglary from a shipping container sited on land off Sweeting Close, Creech St Michael.

The crime was committed some time between last Friday (May 15) and Tuesday (May 19).

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said: "A large proportion of the items had smoke damage from a fire in the container previously."

Detectives are appealing for witnesses who may have seen someone acting suspiciously in the area during the above dates.

They believe a vehicle may have been used during the theft.

If you have any information, contact police on 101 quoting reference number 5220108408.