THE Hobbit pub has suffered its second burglary after just a matter of weeks.

Two males smashed open the pub windows in broad daylight, based on Bevois Valley Road, and stole a large amount of alcohol and a Cancer Research charity pot.

It is believed the charity pot held £40 while the burglars stole a multitude of bottles at 11am on Friday July 5.

CCTV shows two males, one wearing a hoodie and another in a burgundy t-shirt, entering the building.

This incident comes after the same pub had £100 worth of alcohol and chocolate stolen just weeks ago, when a male broke in to the premises at 10am on June 27.

Owner of The Hobbit Stella Roberts, 49, from Portswood, said: “They must have been watching the pub - we believe it is the same person who broke in last time, but this time he has taken somebody with him.

“A member of staff went to let a delivery in and saw glass all over the floor, after they stole lots of alcohol, including vodka, rum, and Jack Daniels.”

She added: “We have put up wooden slats after having replaced the windows and I have also ordered metal bars."

Jenny Makin, spokesperson for Cancer Research UK in Hampshire, said: “Cancer Research UK receives no government funding and relies on the generosity of its supporters, such as the staff and customers at The Hobbit pub, to fund our lifesaving research.

“We are appalled to think that anyone could stoop so low and hope that whoever is responsible is brought to justice.”

A spokesperson for Hampshire Police said: "We are investigating following a burglary at the Hobbit, in Bevois Valley Road, Southampton, between 2am and 1pm on July 5. Entry was gained and a quantity of alcohol was stolen. Enquiries are ongoing.

"Anyone with information is asked to call us on 101, quoting 44190232803."