One Direction star Liam Payne is still angry after his underwear was stolen from his hotel balcony in Australia, insisting police officers should have arrested the thieves.

The pop star, who was touring with his bandmates when the incident occurred earlier this month (Oct13), was left mortified after finding a fan trying to get into his hotel room via the balcony.

He later discovered his underpants had been stolen by two females, but they were reportedly let off with a warning when they returned the garment.

Payne tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "When you're butt naked and there's a stranger looking through the window, it's scary. If you flip it the other way round and it was me looking through the window, I'd have been straight off to jail."