BURGLARS broke into Pinewood Studios last Friday morning and stole hi-tech recording equipment worth over £65,000.

After cutting the padlock to the old entrance of the studios in Iver Heath, the thieves drove two cars up to the props building and forced their way in by smashing windows and removing doors from their hinges.

Det Con Sebastian Wilson, of Thames Valley Police, said: “They stole various specialist cameras and lenses which are worth a lot of money.

“They have also stolen a Sony SRW 5000, a device which converts footage into high definition format, and is worth £65,000. They removed this item by force and will have damaged it in the process.”

“The thieves were disturbed by a security guard who believes that one of the vehicles used was an expensive silver sports car, possibly a Lexus. They also had a second vehicle, which was dark in colour.”

The burglary happened between 12.25am and 12.35am.

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone who can their investigation should call Det Con Wilson on 0845 8 505 505 or the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.