RESIDENTS in rural Dorset have been warned to be on their guard after elderly householders were approached by a suspicious male.

The man attended address in the Hermitage and Hillfield area, south of Sherborne, on Wednesday May 22.

He asked elderly residents if there was any work he could do and, when told no, became aggressive and drove off quickly.

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: "If anyone has any similar incidents, please take details and report to Dorset Police, at the time on 101. If anyone does have any work that needs doing, whether it be gardening or property maintenance, please source from a reputable company and ask for quotes from different sources."