POLICE are appealing for witnesses following incidents of criminal damage at a church.

As previously reported by the Echo, the instances are reported to have taken place at a The Storehouse Church on Cambridge Road, Dorchester, in which rocks are said to have been thrown at the church's rear windows.

The first was reported at 11.58am on Wednesday, February 19 and the second on Friday, February 21 at 8.33am, in which five more windows were reportedly smashed.

Police Sergeant Andy Napper of Dorchester police said: "We are investigating these incidents and I am appealing to anyone who knows who was responsible for this damage, or saw any suspicious activity in the area, to please contact me."

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police at dorset.police.uk, email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or call 101 with occurrence number 55200026207, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org