DAMAGES to a window and door, reportedly caused by a tent peg, were part of an attempted break in earlier this month. 

Police officers are now on the hunt for a man and woman in connection with the break in and criminal damage, taking place at Gillingham School.

At around 10.50pm on March 7 an alarm could be heard from the site on Harding’s Lane.

It was reported that damage had been caused to a window and door belonging to the school, and a large tent peg was found, having allegedly been used in an attempt to force entry.

A weight was also used to weigh down a barrier.

Dorset Police has described one of the offenders as a white male, around five feet seven inches tall and of slim build, who was wearing an orange hooded top.

The second has been described as a woman, around five feet two inches tall, who was wearing a blue parka coat with the hood up and light blue denim ripped jeans.

Police Constable Rob Hopper of Dorset Police said: “We are continuing to investigate this incident and I would urge anyone with information that might assist our enquiries to please contact us.

“I am keen to hear from anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area of the school on the night of Sunday, March 7, or who has any information as to who might be responsible.”

Anyone with further information can contact Dorset Police on 101 quoting occurrence number 55210037465.

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