Appeal for information following burglary at North Dorset school

Alert message sent 27/04/2022 14:09:00

Information sent on behalf of Dorset Alert

Officers are investigating a burglary at a school in North Dorset and are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

The maintenance yard at Port Regis School in Motcombe was broken into some time between 9pm on Monday 25 April and 3am on Tuesday 26 April 2022. A large amount of machinery and equipment was stolen, including an all-terrain vehicle (ATV).

Police Constable Neil Hawkes, of North Dorset police, said: “I am appealing to anyone who has any information relating to this burglary or who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area on the night of Monday 25 April 2022 to please contact us. From our enquiries we understand a high-top transit van may have been used in this offence and I would urge anyone who witnessed such a vehicle in the vicinity around the relevant time, or who may have captured anything on dashcam footage, to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220065114. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.
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Julie Heath (Dorset Police, Neighbourhood Alert Officer, Dorset)

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