A WOMAN was reportedly sexually assaulted while camping at a Purbeck country park.

The incident occurred during the night of Wednesday, July 15, into the morning of Thursday, July 16, in the area of Durlston Country Park near Swanage.

The victim, a woman aged in her 20s, was camping at a small cove in the park with a group of other people and during the night she reported that she was sexually assaulted.

Detectives issued an image of a man they would like to speak to as they investigate the incident.

DC Neil Hooker, of Western CID, said: “We are making enquiries into this incident and have obtained an image of a man we would like to speak to as he may have information that can assist our investigation.

“I would ask anyone with information regarding the identity of this man to please contact us and would urge the man to come forward and speak to us if he sees this appeal.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200104211.

Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call freephone 0800 555 111.