POLICE are appealing for information after a thief stole a food delivery van from a Poole road.

The incident happened at 10.35am yesterday when a Wiltshire Farm Foods delivery van was stolen from outside an address along Alder Road in Rossmore.

The van, a white Citroen Berlingo AT57 EXH, was making its weekly delivery of frozen food to customers and around 25 deliveries were still inside.

Tim Riley, operations manager at Wiltshire Farm Foods, described the theft as an “inconvenience and annoyance” but said: “None of our customers are going to go without food because we always have the capability to deal with a breakdown or other eventuality.

“We have contacted all the customers and they are okay.”

Mr Riley said customers would receive their delivery on Monday.

PC Mark Palmer, of the Dorset Police traffic unit, said: “It is essential that this vehicle is traced and recovered.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 9:147, or on 0800 555111.