A slippery thief managed to swipe a ski-pole from a parked car at Sainsbury's on Headley Road, Grayshott – but left behind a key piece of evidence.

According to reports, the victim had left their car unlocked, inviting the thief to make their move. However, it seems the opportunistic criminal took a tumble and left their phone behind in the process.

The theft is reported to have taken place at around 12.30pm on March 31.

Police confirmed the phone has been seized, and that “enquiries are ongoing”.

Anyone who saw anything is asked to call the police on 101 with reference 44230127984.