A PIGEON with "a significant head injury" died after a man was seen firing a catapult at trees in Dorset.

Now police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

At around 7.15pm on Thursday June 3 a man was seen firing a catapult at trees in Woolslope Road, West Moors.

 A witness came outside to find a pigeon with a significant head injury and the bird subsequently died.

Police Constable Steve Knight, of East Dorset police, said: "Injuring or killing a wild bird is an offence against the Wildlife and Countryside Act and we are carrying out a number of enquiries into this incident.

"As part of our investigation we have obtained an image and I would urge anyone with information as to his identity to please contact us."

Information to Dorset Police on 101, quoting occurrence number 55210088186, or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.