A motorcycle that was stolen from outside Weymouth College gym has been found damaged in a country park.

Between Monday, January 22 and Tuesday, January 23, a silver Honda ADV750K motorcycle was stolen in the night from outside the gym of Weymouth College in Cranford Avenue.

The vehicle was secured in the motorcycle section of the car park.

Later, at around 12pm on Tuesday, January 23,  police were alerted by a member of the public that the stolen motorcycle had been found in Lodmoor Country Park in Greenhill.

The vehicle had sustained damage to the chassis and ignition barrel.

The motorbike was recovered and returned to its owner.

Police are now in the process of investigating the full circumstances of the theft.

Police Constable Connor Lombardo, of Weymouth police, said: “We have been carrying out enquiries into this vehicle theft and we are appealing to members of the public for further information and assistance.

“I would also like to ask anyone who has captured footage of a vehicle matching the description being ridden or wheeled around the areas of Greenhill or Lodmoor, either on a dashcam or on a home security camera, to please contact us."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240011779.

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