POLICE discovered a stolen tractor crashed in a lane in South Somerset.

Rural crime officers investigating the theft of the tractor from a farm near Sherborne are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information.

The blue Ford 5610 tractor with the registration C381 HMR was taken from the Oborne area on Monday (September 27) between 7pm and 11.30pm on Monday September 27.

It was later found crashed in Green Lane, East Coker.

PC Sebastian Haggett, of Dorset Police’s Rural Crime Team, said: “The theft of farm machinery not only proves costly for farmers to replace, it can also have huge impacts on the day to day running of farms.

“We are carrying out a full investigation into this incident and I would appeal for anyone with information that might assist our enquiries, including anyone who captured anything of relevance on dashcam footage, to please come forward.”

Anyone with information should to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210156561.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously online or by calling 0800 555 111.