Witness appeal following sexual assault in North Dorset

23 May 2019
Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a sexual assault on a woman in North Dorset.

The incident occurred sometime during the mid-afternoon of Thursday 16 May 2019 in the Five Bridges layby on the A30 near to Henstridge. It was reported to police on Saturday 18 May 2019.

The victim, a woman aged in her 40s, was sitting inside her blue car when an unknown man opened the door and sexually assaulted her.

Detective Sergeant Dave Horn, of Weymouth CID, said: “A full investigation is underway in relation to this incident and the victim is being supported by specially trained officers.

“I am appealing to anyone who was passing the layby at the relevant time and may have witnessed the incident to please contact Dorset Police.

“I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw a red car near to a blue car.

“Finally, I would appeal to any motorists who were driving along the A30 on that afternoon with dashcam fitted and may have captured either of these vehicles to please call me.”

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 55190077745. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org. 

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