Police are reassuring villagers after a theft

Overnight between March 13 and 14, a number of items, including a marque, four gas bottles, two deep fat fryers, a coffee machine and electrical boiler, were stolen from a farm in Piddletrentide.

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police on 101, quoting crime number 55200039462.

PCSO Alison Donnison has been on patrol in the village to offer reassurance.

She said: "It was good to speak to some of the local residents and the local reverend.

"There is positive community spirit in these challenging times."