Tractor driver fails to stop after splitting telegraph pole in two

  Posted: 11.06.21 at 11:17 by Lottie Welch

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Officers investigating reports of a fail-to-stop road traffic collision involving a tractor in West Dorset are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

At around 11.50am on Tuesday, June 8 a dark blue New Holland tractor with a triple green mower on the back collided with a telegraph pole on Bluntshay Lane near Whitchurch Canonicorum. It was reported that the tractor failed to stop at the scene and made off towards Whitchurch Canonicorum.

The telegraph pole was split into two parts, leaving exposed cables, and road closures were put in place as telecommunications engineers carried out repairs.

Police Constable Maddie Barber, of West Dorset police, said: “We are investigating this incident and have made enquiries at local farms but they have no knowledge of anyone driving a tractor of this description in the area.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information relating to anyone driving a tractor matching the description given in the vicinity on Tuesday, June 8 to please contact us.

“I would also urge anyone who was driving in the area and has dashcam fitted to please check their footage to see if they have captured the tractor described above.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210090703. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call freephone 0800 555 111.

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