VANDALS are firing missiles from a vehicle to damage windows in east Dorset.

Police have appealed for help to trace offenders who are using a catapult, air weapon or BB gun.

In the latest incident a window of a house in Alderholt was damaged at around 10pm on Saturday January 18.

Police have now appealed for information and have urged people to be vigilant.

A spokesman for East Dorset police said: "There has been a series of criminal damage offences in similar circumstances in East Dorset. It is believed that the offenders are using a vehicle and the projectiles are being fired from the vehicle.

"Please ensure that incidents are reported to us at the time and pass any information to us about who is responsible for these offences. We need your help please.

"Your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be increasing their patrols in the areas targeted."

Call 101, report online at or call Crimestoppers 0800 5551111