A CONVENIENCE store in the New Forest is closed after raiders broke in during the early hours.

The Co-op store in Bransgore was targeted by burglars.

A Hampshire Police spokesperson said: "I can confirm we are investigating a burglary at the Co-op store in Oak Tree Parade, Bransgore, after receiving a report of a group of men forcing entry just after 2.30am this morning.

"Nothing has been reported as stolen. Anyone who saw anything suspicious should call 101, quoting 44200028997."

A Co-op spokesman said the store remains closed temporarily to allow police to investigate. It is expected to reopen later today.

The store has been targeted by burglars in the past.

The spokesman said: "Co-op continually invests in the latest technology and innovations to deter crime, while ensuring colleague safety is a number one priority - this can include headsets and communication devices for all front line colleagues, the latest remote monitored CCTV, intelligence-led deployment of SmartWater fog cannons and, devices which render cash unusable if an ATM is attacked."