AN INVESTIGATION has been launched by police after a loose dog was aggressive to members of the public and posed a risk to motorists on the A31.

Dorset Police received several calls from 7pm onwards on Saturday, May 14, reporting that a dog was in the road in the area of Horton Road, Three Legged Cross, causing a hazard to traffic.

Further sightings of the dog were reported on the A31 near Ashley Heath.

Officers who responded to incident are issuing an image of the animal in a bid to trace the owner.

Bournemouth Echo:

Inspector Tracy Santoni, of Dorset Police, said: “The dog has been showing signs of aggression as members of the public or officers try and approach it, so we have been unable to take it to safety.

“We are issuing an image of the dog as we are keen to trace the owner of the dog, so they can assist with recovering it safely.

“I would ask anyone with information relating to the owner of this dog to please contact us.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police at, by emailing or by calling 101, quoting incident number 14:635.