A FIRE in public toilets and a theft from a nearby filling station are being linked by police.

PCSO Simon Bramley is investigating the fire in the loos in Longforth Road, Wellington, yesterday (Sunday) morning, and the theft from the Esso station on the opposite site of the road.

PCSO Bramley has checked out CCTV from the filling station and has "got some names already" following the incidents at around 2.30am.

But he is appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

He posted on Facebook: "I'm investigating a fire at the toilets in Longforth Road...and a related theft at the garage on the other side of the road.

"This happened at about 2.30am on Sunday morning and involved a number of adults.

"I have seen the CCTV from the garage which is excellent quality and got some names already but if anyone was passing and saw or heard anything please contact me on my mobile or 101 ref no. 5219134612."