Police have released images of a man they would like to speak to in regards to a Bridport theft.

Officers attended an incident at Pageants Close where a man attempted to drive away in a vehicle with false number plates at around 6.30pm.

The man ran away when challenged by members of the public about his ownership of the vehicle on Friday, September 8.

He is described as being in his late 20s, with a northern accent and a three-character Chinese writing-style tattoo on his lower back.

The number plates were reportedly stolen from a black Nissan Micra in Bridport on Thursday, August 31.

The plates were found on a grey Kia Stonic which was reportedly stolen from an address in the Dorchester area on Tuesday, August 29.

Officers have now seized the vehicle.

Police Constable Daniel Pidgeon, of Dorchester police, said: “I am carrying out enquiries into this incident to identify who is responsible.

“As part of my investigation, I have obtained an image of a man I would like to speak to as they may have important information to help my enquiries. Firstly, I am appealing to the man involved to please come forward should he see this appeal, and secondly, I would ask anyone who holds information about his identity to please come forward.”

Although the incident occurred on September 8, police have just released this information.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/ or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55230142737. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.