A WOMAN collapsed after her drink was spiked by a man she met on a dating website, said police.

The victim said she felt "strange and disorientated" after accepting the drink when she met up with the man on Bournemouth beach.

The man, known as Johnny, with an Australian accent, fled when the woman challenged him about the drink.

Now police have appealed for witnesses to the incident, which took place on a busy stretch of the beach at Alum Chine between 4.30pm and 6pm on Sunday June 10.

Officers the pair met on the beach and chatted on the sand near to Vesuvio restaurant, before the man went to buy bottles of alcohol for them to share.

After consuming some of the alcohol, the victim went into the sea for a short while before returning to the beach. She describes that she began to feel strange and disorientated and challenged the man before he walked off.

The victim fell to the sand for a short time before being helped up by other members of the public who then called Dorset Police.

The offender is described as white, around five feet eight inches tall with a slim build. He has blond hair and was wearing a blue T-shirt and blue and white shorts.

Detective Sergeant Karen Penn, of Bournemouth CID, said: "The incident happened at a busy location and I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that could assist with the investigation to please come forward.

"If anyone is able to identify the man by the description given, please contact Dorset Police urgently."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police on 101 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.