Officers investigating the theft of cooking oil from a pub near Blandford are issuing a CCTV image of a man they would like to identify.

It was reported that a drum containing approximately £200-worth of cooking oil was stolen from an outbuilding at the True Lovers Knot in Wimborne Road, Tarrant Keyneston, between 11pm on Thursday 21 April and 10am on Friday 22 April 2022.

It is believed the oil was placed in a white transit van by the offenders, who then left the scene in the vehicle.

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Police Constable Clifford Ryan, of Dorset Police, said: “We are carrying out enquiries into this commercial burglary and we have obtained a CCTV image of a man we would like to identify.

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

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220063390. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.