DASHCAM footage has captured the moment a huge stag jumped in front of a police car.

A Purbeck police officer has asked motorists to ‘drive with caution’ after a stag unexpectedly jumped out in front of their car.

The incident, which forced the officer to break hard, was captured on dashcam and later shared on Facebook.

Purbeck Police said: “This is just a gentle reminder that deer are about a lot more lately and the stags are looking for their females.

"I personally have seen a lot on the roadside, in the road and even had a huge stag jump straight out in front of me the other morning to which I share the dashcam footage.

"I was not travelling that fast but I still had to brake hard. Please drive with caution as these animals are big and can do a lot of damage.”