Police have arrested three men following the alleged theft of a digger from a site in Axminster.
The alarm was raised at shortly after 7am today (November 20) when police received reports of a suspected theft in progress.
It was reported that a digger was being loaded onto a suspicious lorry at Cloakham Lawn Sports Centre.
Police attended and located the lorry still on the scene.
Two men, aged 36 and 18, from Axminster and a 39-year-old man from Lithuania were arrested on suspicion of theft. They remain in custody.
It is believed the digger was on hire to a local person.