AN investigation has been launched after a tractor was stolen from a business last week.

The blue New Holland Compact tractor, with the registration HF12 HPN, was stolen from a business near Sturminster Marshall between 5pm on Thursday, December 2 and 8am on Friday, December 3.

It was reportedly taken with an orange Howard rotavator attached.

Rural crime officers investigating the theft are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Police Constable Sebastian Haggett, of Dorset Police’s Rural Crime Team, said: “We are carrying out a full investigation and I would appeal to anyone with information that might assist our enquiries, including anyone who has captured anything of relevance on CCTV or dashcam footage, to please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101 quoting occurrence number 55210194323.

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

Farmers and rural business owners can arrange a crime prevention visit with the Rural Crime Team by emailing