POLICE who are investigating an alleged animal cruelty incident have released details of a man they want to speak with.

Jamie Dennis Gordon Hill, also known as Jamie Elsworthy, aged 40 and from Bournemouth, is wanted in connection an incident reported to have occurred in the beer garden of the Buffalo Bar, off Holdenhurst Road on Sunday April 14, last year.

It is alleged that a man was seen to physically abuse a dog.

Hill was arrested and charged in connection with the incident but failed to appear at court – leading to a warrant being issued.

Police Constable Emily Watkins, of Bournemouth police, said: “We have carried out numerous enquiries to locate Jamie Hill but these have so far been unsuccessful.

“I am urging anyone with information as to his whereabouts, or who sees a man matching the description given, to please contact us.

“While we have no information to suggest that he presents a direct risk to the public, I would urge anyone who sees this man not to approach him but to immediately contact Dorset Police on 999.”

He is described as white, around five feet nine inches tall and of medium build with short greying brown hair.

If you see Jamie Hill you should dial 999 immediately.

Anyone else with other information should call 101, quoting occurrence 55190056299 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.