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Veterans community project targeted by thieves

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Published at 12:08pm 8th November 2018.

A community project designed to help veterans and students in Dorset has been targeted by burglars.

Thieves broke into The Veterans Forge Community Interest Company at Oakwood Farm near Corfe Castle yesterday afternoon. (7 November)

The offenders forced entry to a gate and barn door before stealing a number of items including machines and tools.

Police Constable Tom Renshaw, of Purbeck police, said: "This has caused a great deal of upset and inconvenience to a project that is trying to support veterans and the local community and we are determined to identify those responsible.

"I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area on the night of Tuesday 6 November to contact police. I would also like to hear from anyone who comes across specialist blacksmith tools or equipment being offered for sale in unusual circumstances."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55180180224. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

 

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