A MAN has come forward following an image appeal after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted in north Dorset.

The 16-year-old was walking her dog on the North Dorset Trailway between Blandford and Stourpaine at around 12.30pm on Tuesday, February 23, when a man made conversation as he walked past her.

It was reported that sexual comments were made towards the girl and she was touched inappropriately. 

A Dorset Police spokesperson said: “Following an image appeal, a man has come forward and is assisting officers with their investigation. No arrests have been made at this stage.”