Police have arrested two men following the alleged theft of high-value machinery worth £120,000 from a works site in Purbeck.

Following enquiries by police, a 35-year-old man from Bournemouth and a 37-year-old man from the Wick area in Scotland were arrested on suspicion of theft and handling stolen goods.

They have both been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

It is reported that the machinery was stolen from a site off Morden Road near Wareham between 12pm on Saturday, January 14 and the morning of Monday, January 16, 2023.

Dorset Echo:

Among the items stolen included a Keto 150 HD harvester head, an Indeco IMH8 forestry mulcher, an Intermercato TG25 grab with CPR8 rotator, a TMK300 tree shear, a cone splitter, a hydraulic cone splitter, a fuel pump and hand tools.