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Appeal for information following reported burglary near Beaminster

Alert message sent 05/08/2020 09:13:00

Information sent on behalf of Dorset Alert

Detectives investigating a reported burglary near Beaminster are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

 It was reported that at around 10pm on Monday 3 August 2020 a caravan was broken into in Stoke Abbott and a Stihl 261 chainsaw and bill hook, which the owner uses for their work as a tree surgeon, were stolen.

 Following enquiries, a 24-year-old Poole man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and he has been released under investigation.

 Detective Constable George Graham, of Western CID, said: “We are continuing to investigate this matter and the property that was reported stolen has not yet been recovered.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area on the night of Monday 3 August 2020 to please contact us.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who comes across any items matching the description of those reportedly stolen that are being offered for sale locally in unusual circumstances.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200114733. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call freephone 0800 555 111.
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Julie Heath (Dorset Police, Neighbourhood Alert Officer, Dorset)

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