Detectives investigating an alleged assault in Weymouth are
appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward
– with one man being arrested.
At 10.43pm on Sunday 28 February 2016 officers
were called to the incident in the Louviers Road area.
It was reported that two men attended an
address. The male victim answered the door and had liquid, believed
to be acid, thrown in his face. The two men then left.
The male victim and a woman – both from
Weymouth and in their twenties – sustained injuries after being in
contact with an acid-type substance. They were taken to hospital
for treatment. Their condition is not life-threatening.
One of the men, who attended the address, is
described as white in his late twenties or early thirties, about
six feet tall and of medium build. He has grade one short hair and
stubble on his face. He was wearing dark clothing.
The second man was reported as white, in his
mid-twenties to mid-thirties and of large build. He has a moustache
or goatee and a London accent. He was also dressed in dark
Detective Sergeant Simon Austin, of Weymouth CID, said: “The male
victim has been left with potentially life-changing injuries.
“We believe that the people involved are known
to each other.
“I am appealing to anyone who may have seen
the two men, or has any information about the incident to contact
police as soon as possible.
“Also, I would like to hear from anyone who
may have witnessed any suspicious vehicles in the area at the
A 34-year-old man from Weymouth has been
arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm
with intend and is currently assisting officers with their
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset
Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 28:384.
Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on
0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.
Issued: 29 February 2016