Appeal for information following theft of tractor near Dorchester

05 March 2019
Officers investigating the theft of a tractor from a farm near Dorchester are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

The incident occurred between 5.30pm on Saturday 2 March and 9.30am on Sunday 3 March 2019 at a farm on Norden Lane near Maiden Newton.

A gate padlock was cut and a blue Landlegend 254 tractor was stolen along with a number of other items including 20 aluminium sheets, a battery and a generator. Two chainsaws were also taken from a large metal container.

Muddy tyre prints indicate that the tractor was driven left out of the farm toward the A37. It was subsequently located overturned on the side of a road near to Yeovil in Somerset on the morning of Sunday 3 March 2019. 

Police Community Support Officer Tom Balchin, of Dorset Police’s Rural Crime Team, said: “We are carrying out enquiries into this incident and I am appealing for anyone with information to contact us.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area on the night of Saturday 2 March 2019 or who saw a blue tractor driving between Maiden Newton and the A37."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190032723. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via

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