Officers are appealing for witnesses and information after an attempted burglary at a west Dorset village shop.

Dorset Police received a report at 1.24am on Wednesday, August 12 of an attempted burglary at Charmouth Stores on The Street.

It was reported that when entry was gained to the building, an alarm went off and the offenders left in a dark-coloured saloon vehicle without taking anything.

Police Constable Dan White, of Bridport police, said: “I am appealing to anyone who saw or heard any suspicious activity in the area around the relevant time to please get in touch.

“From initial enquiries I have established that a number of vehicles drove past around the time of the incident and I am appealing directly for the drivers to come forward.

“I would also ask residents to check their home CCTV systems for any relevant footage to assist my investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200119605. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call freephone 0800 555 111.