A man was treated in hospital after being bitten by a dog near Upwey Train Station.

It was reported that a man was walking along the small path which connects Upwey Train Station to Bridlebank Way when he was bitten by a dog.

The woman who was with the dog reportedly argued with the victim before leaving the scene shortly after the incident alongside her dog.

She did not leave her details.

The man sustained injuries to his right forearm and right leg and was treated in hospital.

The injuries required treatment, but they are not believed to be serious.

Officers investigating the dog bite incident are appealing for information.

The incident happened on Thursday, October 5, but police have released information today.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: "The woman is described as aged in her 50s, five feet 10 inches tall with long blonde hair.

"She was wearing a white and blue horizontal-striped top, blue jeans, and grey shoes with white soles.

"The dog is described as medium-size with long, shaggy white hair and wearing an orange harness."

Police Constable David Hamilton, of Dorset Police, said: “This was understandably a distressing incident for the victim and we hope he makes a full recovery from his injuries.

“We are conducting enquiries into this matter. We are keen to speak to the woman who owned the dog so we can take her account of what happened.

“I would urge anyone with information relating to her identity or any witnesses to the incident to please come forward. I would also ask the woman to please do the right thing and come forward if she reads this appeal.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55230158118.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.