RESIDENTS are warned to be vigilant and be on the lookout for a minibus driver.

Police say the driver of a white Mercedes minibus-type vehicle has been seen in suspicious circumstances.

The vehicle was spotted near farm buildings in the Dorchester area this morning. When approached, the driver sped away.

Officers say they have no further details at this time.

If this vehicle, or other vehicles, are seen in suspicious circumstances, gather as much information as possible, such as the registration number and descriptions of the driver and any passengers, and contact Dorset Police immediately by calling 999 if the vehicle or occupants are seen committing crime.

Take a photograph but only if it's safe to do so - don’t put yourself in danger to do this.

For non-emergency, call 101 or visit

If you wish to remain anonymous please contact Crimestoppers Rural Crime Reporting Line by calling 0800 783 0137 or visiting

If you are a Farm or Horse watch member and would like a farm or horse watch sign please contact the Rural Crime Team by email to and they will be happy to dispatch some signs to you.

If you would like to become a member of Farm, Horse or Rural watch, this will enable you to have up to date messages of crimes, incidents or suspicious vehicles in your area as well as practical advice. To sign up please visit