Police launch image appeal following Dorset farm equipment theft

Officers investigating the theft of farming equipment in West Dorset are appealing for witnesses to come forward and issuing images of two of the stolen items.

The burglary occurred at a farm in the Tincleton area between 5:00pm on Saturday, June 27 and 8:00am on Sunday, June 28, 2020.

A tri-axle flatbed trailer, an IEA cattle crush, a trailer lock and a chain and padlock were stolen.

Image source Dorset Police

Police community support investigator Paul Bosley, of Dorset Police, said: “As the cattle crush [pictured above] was not secured properly to the trailer, it would have made a lot of loud banging noises if driven away.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have seen or heard any suspicious activity in the area to please get in touch.

I would also urge anyone who recognises the stolen items and has seen them for sale in unusual circumstances to get in contact.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police via email on: [email protected]; or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200093240.

Alternatively, those wishing to stay anonymous can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on: 0800-555-111.