POLICE have been patrolling the banks of the River Frome following reports of fish poaching.

A spokesman for Dorchester Police said: "Due to ongoing anti-social behaviour and fish poaching, Dorchester Police and the Dorset Police Rural Crime team have conducted some joint patrols to combat these issues on the banks of the River Frome.

"We need people to report poaching, hare coursing and illegal fishing to us at the time it’s happening by calling 999 immediately.

"Recent incidents, that are not happening at the time, can be reported by calling 101 or emailing 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk

"Anyone that sees a suspected incident of poaching should call 999, reporting as much information as possible such as vehicle registration, make and model if possible. online at www.dorset.police.uk"