Police are appealing for information after tools were stolen from a caravan in west Dorset.

It was reported that on Monday, August 3, 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, August 3 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 should contact Dorset Police at dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200114733.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call freephone 0800 555 111.