Thousands of pounds worth of equipment has been stolen in a raid on a telephone exchange.

Five BT Openreach EXFO testers, valued at £1,600 each, were taken from the exchange in London Road, Ashington, near Pulborough.

A computer, a laptop and other electrical equipment worth £13,000 were also taken at some time between 5.30pm on Monday and 7.30am on Tuesday.

Sussex Police are now appealing for witnesses or anyone who has been offered equipment for sale to contact 0845 6070999 quoting serial 193 of 15/11.