POLICE are appealing for witnesses after equipment was stolen from a farm near Dorchester.

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

A tri-axle flatbed trailer, a cattle crusher, a trailer lock and a chain and padlock were stolen from the farm.

Dorset Police is appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Paul Bosley, Police Community Support Investigator at Dorset Police, said: “As the cattle crusher 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 at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200093240.

Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call freephone 0800 555 111.