POLICE are warning people to make sure they animals are safe after a man attempted to steal a dog from a farm.

The attempted theft occurred in North Dorset at around 9.30am on Thursday.

A spokesman for Dorset Police Rural Crime Team  said: “A male was seen to run off upon being seen near the occupant’s dogs.”

“The male ran off to a possible black 4x4 before leaving.

“Please review your security around kennels and gardens should you keep your dog there.

“Should you want crime prevention advice please email the rural crime team at ruralcrimeteam@dorset.pnn.police.uk"