Seventy turkeys were stolen from a West Dorset farm during the early hours.

A thief gained access to a farm in the Dottery area, and 70 live, bronze turkeys were stolen, as well as some farm equipment at 1.30am on Monday, November 27.

Police are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward as they investigate the burglary.

Police Constable James McClements, of West Dorset police, said: “This burglary has had a significant impact on the victim’s business, and we are carrying out a number of enquiries to identify those involved.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the vicinity, including unusual vehicle movements, during the early hours of Monday 27 November 2023 to please contact us.

“Finally, I would like to hear from anyone who has come across live or freshly butchered turkeys being offered for sale in the area in suspicious circumstances.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55230186755.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.