POLICE have launched an investigation after receiving reports of fraudsters scamming free meals from restaurants in the conurbation. 

Dorset Police received a report on Tuesday, September 28, relating to an alleged scam involving a man and woman who attended SOHO in High Street, Christchurch

The couple went to the restaurant for a meal on Thursday, July 15.

The man reportedly claimed he had glass in his food and the pair were given a free meal.

The restaurant subsequently discovered that the same couple were believed to have been involved in similar incidents at other food establishments in the area in order to fraudulently obtain free meals.

Enquiries into the matter are ongoing, including to establish further details of any other reported incidents. 

No arrests have been made at this time.