A car, an air rifle and a dead rabbit have been seized after police swooped on a suspected poaching gang.

The Dorset Police Rural Crime Team were conducting patrols as part of Operation Galileo when they came across a car at Ringstead last night and witnessed "suspected poaching offences".

A spokesman for the team said last night: "The vehicle has been seized, an air rifle has been seized and a deceased rabbit has been seized.

"The men involved await interview for poaching, Covid breaches and traffic offences."