Police have issued a warning to dog owners in North Dorset.

Dorset Police Rural Crime Team have received a report of an attempted dog theft at a farm in North Dorset at 9.30am on Thursday morning (June 25).

A man was seen to run off after having upon being seen near the farm owner's dogs.

The male ran off to a vehicle that was possibly a black 4x4 before leaving.

The police have asked dog owners to review security around kennels and gardens should you keep your dog there.

For more crime prevention advice, email the rural crime team at ruralcrimeteam@dorset.pnn.police.uk.