POLICE urged people to review their security around kennels after someone attempted to steal a dog from a farm in North Dorset.

The attempted theft occurred on Thursday at around 9.30am.

A post on the Dorset Police Rural Crime Team Facebook page said: “A male was seen to run off upon being seen near the occupant’s dogs.”

“The male ran off to a possible black four by four before leaving.

“Please review your security around kennels and gardens should you keep your dog there.

“Should you want crime prevention advice please email the rural crime team at ruralcrimeteam@dorset.pnn.police.uk.”