Two women suspected of shoplifting in Dorchester were searched by police.

According to the force, items recovered are being returned to shops, whilst investigations are still ongoing.

Two women were detained following the incident.

A spokesman for Dorchester Police said: "We received a call on the Dorchester Town Shop watch Radio Scheme this afternoon of two females suspected of stealing from local shops.

"The suspected shoplifters were detained and searched. They are now helping us with our inquiries.

"As you can see in the pictures items taken from the stores, these items will will be returned to the stores in due course.

"We will be investigating this theft."