POLICE hunting a man in connection with allegations of serious sexual assault say the offender could be anywhere in Dorset.

Dean Goodwin, 32, is wanted on suspicion of committing the serious sexual assault against a woman in her twenties at an address in Poole in the early hours of Friday, November 23.

Police have released a picture of the man and hope residents in Weymouth, Portland, Dorchester and West Dorset may be able to help track him down.

Goodwin, who is from Poole, is described by police as white, five feet ten inches tall and has a stocky, muscular build. He also has very short hair- to the extent that he may appear bald.

Dorset Police are urging anyone who sees Goodwin not to approach him but to call 999.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Dean Goodwin should call 0800 056 0154 or 0207 158 0011.