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Appeal for information following farm burglary in West Dorset

18 July 2019
Officers investigating a burglary at a farm in West Dorset are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

The burglary occurred on the night of Wednesday 17 July 2019, sometime after 8.45pm at a farm in the Maiden Newton area.

It was discovered this morning, Thursday 18 July 2019, that a green Honda quad bike has been stolen from a barn as well as a shepherd’s crook and an orange Stihl petrol strimmer.

A CLH trailer was also found to be missing from a nearby field. The trailer is eight feet by around four feet and had a spare wheel on the front, broken rear light, loading gates, green tape around the electrics, a dent on the mudguard and a dent on the left hand side of the removable roof.

Police Constable Mark Powell, of Dorchester police, said: “We are continuing to make enquiries into this incident and I am keen to hear from anyone who has any information that can assist our investigation.

“I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who has come across a quad bike or trailer matching the descriptions given or any of the other items that were taken.”

For rural crime prevention advice visit www.dorset.police.uk/help-advice-crime-prevention/rural-crime/.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190110428. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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