A CCTV image of a suspect has been released after a purse belonging to a member of staff was stolen at a school in Blandford.

Sometime between 3.30pm and 6.30pm on November 28, a man entered the The Blandford School in Milldown Road and removed the purse from the victim’s handbag.

The purse contained a quantity of cash and bank cards.

Police said a bank card was used at a number of local stores later that evening.

Police Constable Nick Hunter, of Blandford police, urged anyone who recognises the suspect to contact Dorset Police quoting occurrence number 55180192026.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.