Dorset Police are appealing for information after a car was damaged and a purse and power tools stolen.

A purse was stolen from a shopper’s handbag on Church Street, Lyme Regis, between 11.30am and 12.30pm on November 17. The purse contained an amount of money and cards. 

A car has been scratched and damaged. The black Ford Fiesta was parked at Diment Square, Bridport, when the incident happened some time between 5.30pm on November 15 and 1.45pm on November 16.

Power tools have been stolen from farms in a series of incidents in rural Dorset.

Police were called to an isolated farm near Evershot on Wednesday morning to a report of theft.

A man was seen walking around the buildings and getting into a white van with a strimmer and hedge trimmer. Officers received another report later that day of someone stealing power tools from a temporary building at a farm further north at Melbury Bubb.

Police say it is possible the crimes are linked, and urge anyone who notices any suspicious behaviour to report it straight away.

Anyone with information on the crimes can contact Dorset Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555111