Police have been patrolling a village in north Dorset following reports of suspected poaching activity.

Dorset Police's rural crime team was patrolling the village of Shroton, between Blandford and Shaftesbury, on Saturday evening.

The team says it will continue its patrols in rural areas and has asked the public to continue to report suspicious activity.

A spokesperson for the rural crime team said: "We are out on targeted patrols this evening following recent reports of suspected poaching activity in the Shroton area.

"Please continue to report suspicious activity to us so we can direct our patrols accordingly.

"Patrols continue."