Dorset farmer assaulted while protecting sheep from dog

A farmer was assaulted by a dog owner when he tried to stop the dog chasing sheep in a field near Wool, Dorset.

Police have issued a fresh appeal to try and track down the dog owner, who attacked the farmer in a field near East Burton Road on Tuesday 6 September, at about 5.30pm.

The farmer had entered the field in a vehicle and saw a dog chasing after sheep.

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He used his vehicle to protect the sheep and attempted to move the dog away. The dog is described as a Doberman-type with black pointed ears.

It is alleged that the dog owner then assaulted the farmer, who asked him to keep his dog under control.

Dorset Police said the dog owner took the keys to the victim’s vehicle and continued to assault him, before eventually stopping and leaving in the direction of Wool bridge.

Police constable Max Vallance, of Purbeck police, said: “This was a distressing incident for the victim and I am carrying out a number of inquiries to identify the offender.

“I would urge anyone who recognizes the man and his dog from the descriptions given to please contact Dorset Police.

The dog owner is described as white, about 6ft tall and of stocky build with a bald head and a beard.

He was wearing a gray hooded top with a basketball logo on the front, purple shorts and black sliders.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police by calling 101, quoting 55220146239.

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