Purbeck farmer attacked by man after dog chases sheep

Dorset Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward following an assault on a farmer in a field near Wool in Purbeck.

It was reported that at approximately 5.30 pm on Tuesday 6th September 2022, a farmer entered a field in a vehicle near East Burton Road and saw a dog chasing after sheep.

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Farmer used vehicle to protect sheep

Officers say that the farmer used his vehicle to protect the sheep and attempted to move the dog away. The dog is described as a Doberman-type with black pointed ears.

It’s alleged that the male dog owner approached the farmer and assaulted him. When the man let go, the farmer told the man to get his dog under control.

The man then took the keys to the farmer’s vehicle and continued to assault him, before eventually stopping and leaving in the direction of Wool bridge.

The dog owner is described as white, approximately six feet tall and of stocky build with a bald head and a beard. He was wearing a grey hooded top with a basketball logo on the front, purple shorts and black sliders.

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Distressing incident

Police constable Max Vallance of Purbeck Police said:

“This was a distressing incident for the victim and I am carrying out a number of enquiries to identify the offender.

“I would urge anyone who recognises the man and his dog from the descriptions given to please contact Dorset Police.

“Also, I would like to remind dog owners of the importance of keeping your dog on a lead when it is near livestock as it can have devastating consequences.”

Contact Dorset Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220146239.

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

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