POLICE are conducting searches of the Richmond Hill and St Stephen's Road area in Bournemouth following reports of a 'suspicious man' in the area.

Police said: "We received a report at 11.47am today, of a suspicious man in the area of Richmond Hill in Bournemouth.

"The man was reported to have then gone into St Stephen’s Road. Officers have attended and are carrying out searches of the area."

St Stephen's Road is home to two churches, plus the local Islamic Centre.