LIQUID fertiliser worth more than £8,000 has been stolen from a tank at a farm.

Police say that between March 31 and May 10, the offenders gained access to a remote farm in the area between Piddletrenthide and Plush, broke the lock on a large storage tank and took 12,000 litres of liquid fertiliser.

Officers are appealing for witnesses following the theft.

Police Constable Paul Miners, of Dorset Police’s Rural Crime Team, said: “Such thefts have a big impact on our rural community and I am trying to progress my enquiries to identify those responsible.

“I urge anyone with information about the incident that might help my investigation to contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220073911. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.