A SPEED camera was set on fire in what has been described as a "reckless act".

Dorset Police say the incident happened sometime between 3am and 3.20am on Wednesday August 18.

A "new-style" speed camera was deliberately set alight on Ringwood Road in Three Legged Cross.

The fire service attended and extinguished the blaze, which significantly damaged the camera.

Police Constable Matt Brennan, of East Dorset Police, said: “This reckless act has caused many thousands of pounds worth of damage to the camera.

“I am appealing to anyone who either witnessed the incident, drove past and may have captured suspicious activity on dashcam or has any home CCTV that may be useful to my investigation to please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210133016.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.


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