TWO people have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary after a village shop was broken into on Saturday morning.

Dorset Police received a report of an aggravated burglary at the Spar convenience store in Orchard Way in Mosterton at 4.12am on Saturday, April 27.

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A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: "It is reported that a man and a woman forced their way into the premises while in possession of a hammer.

"The victims – a man and a woman – both sustained injuries during the incident that are not believed to be serious.

"Following enquiries by detectives from Dorset County CID, a 34-year-old man from Poole and a 46-year-old woman from Bridgwater have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary."

The shop was cordoned off by police on Saturday morning and forensics teams were called to the site.

A witness said: "One-half of the door has been completely smashed and parts of the shop look like they have been ransacked.

"The car park has been closed off by police tape."