Officers are issuing images of stolen plant machinery as they investigate a theft from Christchurch.

The incident occurred at around 2am on Sunday 11 February 2024 in a field in the Blackwater area.

A Yanmar SV15 digger with Nicholas Hire written on it and a Terex one ton dumper were stolen.

Police Constable Sebastian Haggett, of the Rural Crime Team, said: “An investigation is underway into this incident, with the theft of the stolen items valued at over £10,000.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have seen suspicious activity in the Blackwater area around the relevant time, or have captured any footage to assist our enquiries, to please come forward.

“Also, I am issuing images of the stolen machinery and would ask anyone who has information about its whereabouts to get in touch.”Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240021765. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.