A CCTV image of a man police would like to identify has been released as police investigate the theft of a van in Bournemouth.

The white Renault Kangoo van was stolen from Verney Road.

Officers were called to the incident and, after making enquiries, the van was recovered in High Howe Lane.

Some of the van’s contents were then later found inside a property in Petersham Lane in Wimborne.

The van was stolen between 2.30pm and 2.45pm on Wednesday, October 11.

Now police have released an image of a man they would like to identify as part of their ongoing enquiries.

Police Constable Gavin Newbury, of the Roads Policing Team, said: “I would urge anyone who recognises him to please come forward.

“I would also like to ask anyone who was driving in the West Howe area around the time of the theft to please check any dashcam they still have stored to see if they have captured anything of relevance.”

Anyone with information can contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55230161561.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.