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Dorset PolicePolice officers investigating a burglary at a rural property in North Dorset are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Between 11am and 12.30pm on Wednesday 22 June 2022 two men entered a property in the East Orchard area and stole a quantity of scrap metal from an outbuilding. The men are believed to have loaded the metal into a white van, possibly with a ‘55’ plate, and driven off toward Shaftesbury.

One of the men is described as white, six feet tall and around 60 years old. He was wearing a checked shirt and walked with a stick. The other man is described as white, five feet nine inches tall and around 40 years old. He was wearing a dark green T-shirt.

Police Constable Neil Hawkes, of North Dorset police, said: ‘We are carrying out a number of enquiries into this burglary and I would ask anyone with information that might assist our investigation to please come forward.

‘I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity involving a white van in the area around the time of the offence, or who has seen two men matching the descriptions given in the vicinity.’

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/contact, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220099608. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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