Witness appeal following reported assault and theft in Dorchester

15 December 2017
Officers are appealing for any witnesses to come forward following a reported assault and theft incident in Dorchester.

At around 2.08pm on Saturday 9 December 2017 a man was busking in South Street when it is reported that another man approached him, grabbed his arm and took a quantity of money before depositing it in the collector tin belonging to another busker.

The reported victim – a local teenage man – was uninjured.

A 41-year-old man of no fixed abode was arrested in connection with the incident and has been released under investigation.

Police Constable Shane Hewitt, of Dorchester police, said: “I believe there were a number of people in the area at the time of the reported incident and I would ask these people to please contact Dorset Police as they may be able to assist with my investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55170191195. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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