AROUND £25,000 worth of instruments were stolen in a burglary at a music store in Wellington.

The John Packer store was broken into on Thursday, February 29 leaving staff feeling “horrible” as 30 instruments were stolen from the shop.

Tom Francombe who works at the shop said: “In 90 seconds, three people came in and took around 30 instruments.

“We are looking at £25,000 worth of instruments.

“Police were on the scene very, very quickly with our director. It literally took them 10 minutes to get there.

“Police made sure the place was safe, making sure they were not in the building.

“It is really horrible as a company, it’s not the first time we have been hit.

“The feeling of pure anger… This is people’s livelihood. It’s a place to work and feel safe. It’s one of the worst feelings, it’s anger-fuelling.

“We have cleaned up now and we just have to crack on and keep the business ticking over.”

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said: "Enquiries are ongoing following a burglary at a business premises in Chelston Business Park in Wellington on Thursday 29 February.

"We were made aware at about 2.20am of the burglary and we arrived at the scene approximately 10 minutes later.

"A number of musical instruments were stolen and enquiries, including reviewing CCTV, are ongoing to identify those involved.

"Members of the Wellington Neighbourhood Policing Team revisited the business today to provide them with reassurance and crime prevention advice.

"Anyone with information that could assist our enquiries is asked to call 101 and quote reference number 5224052795."