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  • Writer's pictureNikki Latham

Renewed appeal following theft in East Dorset

Dorset Police Officers continuing to investigate an incident of theft where food produce was stolen from outside a pub in East Dorset are releasing CCTV images of two people they wish to speak to.

It is reported that between 7.15am and 8.30am on Tuesday 30 January 2024, a man and woman, who appeared to be dressed as delivery drivers, stole eight containers of rapeseed oil and a delivery of frozen fish from outside the Red Lion Inn in Church Street in Sturminster Marshall.

It is reported that the offenders pulled up outside the pub in a white Mercedes Vito van wearing hi-vis jackets and carrying an empty blue oil barrel. They then proceeded to load the full oil containers and frozen fish into the back of the van before driving away. The total value of the stolen items is around £500.

Police Constable Christopher Windows, of Dorset Police, said: “We are continuing to investigate this incident have obtained a CCTV image of a man and a woman we would like to identify and speak to.
“I would urge anyone with information relating to their identity to please contact us.
“I would also like to speak to any witnesses to the incident who have not already spoken to police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240015345. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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