WINDOWS were smashed to steal tools from several vans parked in Christchurch on Monday afternoon.

The offences took place in Haslemere Avenue in Highcliffe and now police have appealed for information.

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They are keen to hear from anyone who has been offered tools for sale or who saw any suspicious activity in the area.

Information to Dorset Police on 101 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.