POLICE officers are investigating a break-in at a school in Thorncombe where a fire door was reportedly forced open, triggering the intruder alarm.

The break-in took place at St Mary's Primary School, located in Chard Road, between 9am and 9:30am on Sunday, May 29.

Thorncombe is located around five miles from Chard and is just inside Dorset. 

Dorset Police constable Kirsti Frecknall of the Lyme Regis Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “It is not believed that anything was stolen during this incident, but locked doors inside the school were opened up and entry was gained to a classroom and staff area.

“I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious, or anyone who may have information about who was responsible, to please come forward.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police.

They can visit www.dorsetpolice.uk/contact, email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk, or phone 101 and give the call handler the reference number 55220085521.

They could also contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling 0800 555 111.