A RARE car was stolen from near Frome last month.

Police are appealing for information after a green 1978 Austin Mini was stolen from a property on the B2090 Oldford Hill, near the junction with Iron Mill Lane.

The vehicle was taken on Sunday, April 4, between 1pm and 2pm.

"Unknown offender(s) forced open gates to a private driveway in order to steal the vehicle," said a spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police.

"If you saw anything, or have any information that could help police with their inquiry, please call 101 quoting crime reference number 5221096355."