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17 February 2011, 09:51 | Updated: 2 March 2011, 13:07
Purbeck Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a burglary at a farm near Kimmeridge.
The incident, in which thieves forced entry to an outbuilding at Blackmanston Farm in Steeple and stole a large quantity of fresh meat and a bacon slicer, happened between 7pm and 10pm on Tuesday, 15 February 2011.
The variety of fresh meat, some of which was wrapped and labelled ‘Harris Totnes’, is worth approximately £1500.
The Avery Berkel brand bacon slicer is worth £800..
Police Constable Jason Pope, of Wareham police, said:
“I am appealing for witnesses, and anyone with information about those responsible, to contact me as soon as possible.
“I would like to hear from any traders – perhaps owners of local pubs, hotels and restaurants – who have been offered a large quantity of meat in unusual circumstances or for an unusually cheap price.
“Any information could help me to find those responsible.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01305 or 01202 22 22 22 quoting incident number 15:473. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.