Update – man arrested in connection with reported assault and burglaries in West Dorset

27 March 2019
A man has been arrested in connection with a reported assault and series of burglaries in the Bridport and Lyme Regis area.

The assault was reported to have occurred at the Esso petrol station shop on East Road in Bridport at around 1.30am on Wednesday 26 December 2018.

The reported burglaries are said to have occurred in Lyme Regis at the Ocean View Restaurant on Marine Parade, Boots and the Red Panda on Broad Street over the Christmas period.

The alarm was also set off at nearby Arthur Fordham & Co but no entry was gained and nothing was stolen.

A 31-year-old man, of Grays in Essex, has been arrested on suspicion of assault, burglary and attempted burglary and has been released under investigation as officers continue to make enquiries.
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