POLICE have issued CCTV images after a vehicle in Poole was stolen, damaged and subsequently abandoned.

Officers investigating the theft of the motor vehicle have released images of a man they would like to identify.

The vehicle was stolen from the town centre in the early hours of Monday December 27 and was subsequently found abandoned, having sustained damage, in the Turlin Moor area.

Police constable Steve Eastwood, of Poole Police, said: “We are carrying out enquiries into this matter and I am releasing images of a man we are keen to identify as part of our investigation.

“I would urge anyone with information as to his identity to please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/do-it-online, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210206525.

Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.