Wessex FM News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01305 250333

Quarry Near Crossways Targeted by Thieves

news_police.jpg


6:40am 24th May 2012

A gang of thieves have stolen batteries and fuel from lorries belonging to a local firm at Warmwell Quarry.

A large quantity of heavy duty copper cable, owned by Bardon Aggregates was also taken in the incident which happened sometime between 7.30pm on Monday 21 May 2012 and 2.45am on Tuesday 22 May 2012.

The north entrance gate on the Dorchester to Morton road was forced open by five men with a large vehicle.

The thieves spent several hours stealing what they could, before leaving via the same gate.

Inspector Les Fry, of Dorchester Police, said: "This is a significant theft which has caused serious harm and disruption to the business.

"We also have no doubt that somebody will have knowledge of the stolen batteries and fuel, or be offered these for sale over the coming weeks.

"We are particularly keen to hear from anybody who may have seen a suspicious vehicle or any strange activity at the North entrance of the company's site during the times of the incident."

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 22;35. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.



Sign up for the latest local news direct to your inbox


dorset business directory

Book A Wessex FM Big Night Out Here

Book A Wessex FM Big Night Out Here

Wessex fm Disco, Quiz & Race Nights!

New Car Stickers

New Car Stickers

Grab your new localised stickers today!

Dorset Webcams

Dorset Webcams

Take a look around our beautiful county

Advertising

Advertising

Find out how to grow your business with us

island community action

Trending in Dorset

Windy weather to cause problems on rail services tonight

High winds may delay services across Dorset.

New Town Clerk for Weymouth announced

Jane Biscombe takes up the role full time in January.

Teenagers to see powerful road safety presentation

It will be delivered to 5,500 Year 11 students in Dorset.

Dorset County Hospital offers reassurance over A&E

DCH will continue to offer the same emergency care to people in West Dorset.

Weymouth shop supervisor 'Braves the shave'

Rebekka Pritchard did it in memory of her grandfather and to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

More news...