POLICE are hunting for a man who injured a dog while illegally riding a motorbike.

The bike was being illegally ridden around Lords Woods in Southampton on Sunday, when a dog was injured.

A woman in her 50s from Southampton was walking her Pointer Cross in the woods when a man on a trial bike collided with her dog.

The dog was seriously injured and has since had to undergo surgery.

Following the incident that happened at 10.30am on Sunday, the owner of the dog was able to take a picture of the man.

Police are now appealing to the public to help identify him as part of Operation Torque.

Anyone who may know be able to identify the man is asked to call 101 and quote 44190274581.

Alternatively, you can email operation.torque@hampshire.pnn.police.uk.