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Yanmar mini digger stolen from North Dorset smallholding

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Yanmar mini digger stolen from North Dorset smallholding

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Wednesday, 23 March 2022

55220042722

Dorset Police

Two men have been arrested in Somerset after a digger was stolen from a smallholding in North Dorset.

The digger was stolen sometime between the evening of March 14 and the following morning.

An investigation was launched by Dorset Police’s Rural Crime Team which then then liaised with colleagues from Avon and Somerset Police as it was reported that a vehicle linked to the offence had been found in Somerset.

Rural Crime Team officers – supported by neighbourhood policing colleagues – carried out enquiries at two addresses in the Yeovil area on Tuesday (March 22) morning.

Two local men – aged 25 and 30 – were arrested on suspicion of theft.

They have been released under investigation as enquiries continue.

Police Constable Scott Williams, of Dorset Police's Rural Crime Team, said: “We recognise the impact of reported thefts of this nature on our rural communities and we are committed to doing all we can to investigate these matters.

“This case is a demonstration of how we will work jointly with colleagues in other forces to share information and take decisive action when suspected offenders are identified.

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