THIEVES smashed a window at a Tesco Express store on Friday night, making off with a small quantity of alcohol.

Dorset Police and Dorset Fire and Rescue Service attended the Herbert Avenue store around 11.45pm, after reports of alarms sounding and smoke coming from the building.

The smoke was part of the alarm system, used to disorientate any would be thieves.

Police told the Daily Echo they searched the immediate area but no suspects were found.