A jeep has been seen in suspicious circumstances around farms in South Dorset.

This morning Dorset Police are urging farmers to be vigilant.

The vehicle is a blue Jeep Cherokee with a registration number **52 VXY.

The occupants were reported to be enquiring about buying plant machinery - but they were also believed to be paying attention to farms.

Only yesterday Dorset Police issued a warning of another vehicle seen checking out farms in East Dorset - a grey Renault van.

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If this vehicle or other vehicles are seen acting suspiciously, police ask you to gather as much information as possible such as the registration number and descriptions of the driver and any passengers.

The police ask you not to use social media to report crimes or incidents as this could potentially identify you publicly to the owners of the vehicle.

If it’s safe to do so, take a photograph, but do not put yourself in danger to do this.

Contact Dorset Police immediately by calling 999 if the vehicle or occupants are seen committing crime.

For non-emergency call 101, visit dorset.police.uk or email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk.

If you wish to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers rural crime reporting line by calling 0800 783 0137 or visiting ruralcrimereportingline.uk.