Appeal for witnesses after reported criminal damage in Dorchester

29 July 2017
Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a number of shopfronts were damaged in Dorchester town centre.

Officers were alerted to a shop alarm sounding in South Street shortly before 5am this morning, Saturday 29 July 2017.

It was discovered that around ten other shops and businesses in the street also had damage to their windows.

A 27-year-old Dorchester man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and is assisting officers with their enquiries.

Detective Constable Lucy Cummings, of Weymouth CID, said: “Our investigations are ongoing and I am appealing for any witnesses to please contact me.

“This incident has obviously had an impact on a number of businesses in the town and we would welcome any information that can assist with our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting incident number 29:102. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via

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