AN appeal has been launched after a brick was thrown through the window of a charity shop in Gillingham.

A brick thrown at the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust shop in the high street has caused damaged to a window and items inside the shop.

Dorset Police believe the incident to have happened between around 5pm on Saturday, July 23 and 9am on Sunday, July 24.

An appeal has been launched for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Police Constable Geraint Craig, of the Gillingham neighbourhood policing team, said: “This mindless vandalism has resulted in damage and significant inconvenience being caused to a store that raises funds for a much-loved local charity.

“We are carrying out enquiries to identify who is responsible and I would like to hear from any witnesses or anyone with information that might assist our investigation.

“Finally, I would urge any local businesses or residents with CCTV, or motorists with dashcam who were in the area on the night in question, to please check their footage for anything of relevance.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220119559.