Thousands of litres of liquid fertiliser have been stolen from a Dorset farm.

Thieves broke the lock on a large storage tank and syphoned off 12,000 litres of the fertiliser, worth £8,000.

The theft took place on a remote farm between Piddletrenthide and Plush sometime between March 31 and May 10.

Police are are appealing for witnesses.

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Police Constable Paul Miners, of Dorset Police’s Rural Crime Team, said: “Such thefts have a big impact on our rural community and I am trying to progress my enquiries to identify those responsible.

“I urge anyone with information about the incident that might help my investigation to contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220073911.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.