Dorset Police have unveiled their latest tool to tackle rural crime – a 3.5 tonne tractor.
The farm vehicle – complete with flashing blue lights – is part of Operation Countryside, a drive to raise awareness of rural crime across the county at upcoming shows and events
The 85 horsepower Zetor Proxima tractor has been loaned to police at no cost to the taxpayer and will appear at the Dorset County Show.
Dorchester and Sherborne Neighbourhood Inspector Les Fry said: “This tractor will be used as a demonstration tool to raise awareness of rural crime in Dorset.
“We will be displaying it at shows and events in Dorset where we aim to engage with rural communities to make sure they do everything possible to reduce crime and make themselves less likely to become victims of rural crime.
“We hope this partnership will bring to the community’s attention the increasing cost of rural crime.”