Police have issued photos of the man they're seeking after a farmer was assaulted in his field in south Dorset

At around 5.30pm on Tuesday, September 6, a farmer drove into a field in near East Burton Road near Wool and saw a dog chasing after sheep.

The farmer said that the male dog owner approached him and assaulted him.

When the offender let go, the farmer told the man to get his dog under control.

The dog walker took the keys to the farmer's vehicle and continued to assault him.

He eventually stopped and left the field in the direction of Wool bridge.

South West Farmer: Dorset PoliceDorset Police (Image: Dorset Police)

Picture of the man wanted by police issued by Dorset Police

Police Constable Michael Wells, of Dorset County Local Policing Area, said: “Our enquiries are continuing into this incident to identify the man involved.

“I am now in a position to issue an image of a man I would like to identify and would ask anyone who recognises him to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at dorset.police.uk/contact or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220146239.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.