A MOBILE sheep handling yard has been stolen from a field in Purbeck.

Dorset Police are asking for information about the theft, which took place last month near East Stoke.

The piece of equipment stolen, a Prattley 10' Standard Yard Sheep Handling System, is wroth several thousands of pounds.

It was taken between 9.30am and 3.30pm, on Monday, August 3, from a field near the railway line at the location.

A police spokesman said: "Did you see anything suspicious?

"Noticed a vehicle in the area acting suspiciously?

"Please contact Dorset Police by calling 101, emailing 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or visit the website https://www.dorset.police.uk/do-it-online/ quoting occurrence number 55200114643."