DETECTIVES are investigating after a shop in Bebington was burgled in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Police were called to Booze and News on Bebington Road at around 3.10am on January 9 after reports that the premises had been burgled.

On arrival, officers found that metal shutters at the front of the store had been damaged.

The shop was searched by police but the offenders had left the scene.

A quantity of cigarettes was found to have been stolen.

The shop was sealed off to allow a full forensic search by crime scene investigators.

Officers are carrying out house-to-house enquiries in the area and obtaining CCTV.

Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the Bebington Road area last night is asked to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 2260 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.