POLICE are hunting for machinery which was stolen from a site in rural Dorset.

The JCB 8008 micro-digger and two JCB tracked dumpers were stolen from Higher Shaftesbury Road in Blandford in the early hours of Friday, November 24.

Following enquiries by Dorset Police’s Rural Crime Team, a stolen van on a cloned registration, which was believed to be involved in the theft, was seized by police on that same day.

However, the stolen plant machinery has not yet been recovered.

Rural crime officers investigating the theft are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

PC Sebastian Haggett, of Dorset Rural Crime Team, said: “Through investigative work we have managed to seize a stolen van we believe was used in the theft.

“However, the stolen plant machinery has still not been recovered and I am appealing to anyone with information regarding the theft to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at https://www.dorset.police.uk/, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55230185726.

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