A POLICE search was launched following reports a man had attempted to gain entry to a nearby proeprty.

Dorset Police scoured undergrowth alongside the Wessex Way after an attempted break-in at a property at nearby Ascham Road.

A spokesperson said a man attempted to gain entry to the property but was chased away by the occupier.

They were called at 1.48pm by someone who saw the alleged offender being chased down Methuen Road.

They have issued a description of the person they are looking for. He is said to be between 20 and 30, white, around five feet eight inches tall and wearing a grey hooded top.

Anyone with information should call 101 using the incident number 02249.

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