A hose being used to drain away floodwater from the back garden of a property in Beaminster has been stolen.

Police are now appealing for information into the theft of a drainage hose pipe which was stolen from a property on Chedington Lane on Thursday, December 7.

The drainage hose was being used to pump flood water away from the back garden and into a drain when it was stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting the relevant reference number which is 55230192486.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

Always call 999 in an emergency when there is a risk of harm or a crime in progress.