POLICE are searching for witnesses after a horse trailer was stolen from a property in Christchurch.

At around 9pm on Tuesday, May 7, a silver Ifor Williams HB511 horse trailer was taken from a property in the Bockhampton area.

The horse trailer contained equine rugs and tack items, large slabs of dried oak wood and a flat-pack chicken run.

It is reported that the horse trailer was last seen being towed in the direction of the Bransgore area.

Police constable Kate Schofield, of the Dorset Police Rural Crime Team, said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the horse trailer being towed around the relevant time in the Bockhampton and Bransgore areas to please contact us.

“I am reaching out to residents or motorists driving in those areas to please check their home CCTV cameras and dashcams to see if they have captured anything of relevance.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who has witnessed the above items being offered for sale in suspicious circumstances.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240070048.

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