Appeal Over Bridport Burglary Car Theft And Arson

Appeal Over  Bridport Burglary Car Theft And Arson

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 4:47pm 8th October 2015. (Updated at 4:49pm 8th October 2015)

The theft of a Silver Volkswagen Beetle, believed to have been delibrately set on fire is being linked to a burglary in Bradpole the same day.


Police in Bridport are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward after a stolen car was set alight following a burglary in the town.

Officers were alerted to a car fire at around 11.45pm on Monday 5 October 2015 near the Crown Roundabout on the A35.

The vehicle, a Silver Volkswagen Beetle, is believed to have been delibrately set on fire.

This incident is believed to be linked to a burglary that took place on the same day, between 6pm and the time of the arson, at an address in the St Andrews Road area of Bradpole.

Entry was gained to the property and the car keys were stolen by offenders before the vehicle was driven, abandoned and set alight.

Police Sergeant Darren Stanton, of Bridport police, said: "I am appealing to anyone who may have seen the VW Beetle, and potentially the offenders, near to the Crown Roundabout prior to it being set alight to contact me with their information.

"I would also like to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the St Andrews Road area between 6pm and 11.30pm.

"Anyone with information should contact police in confidence on 101."

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 5:415. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply