Update – further arrests following reported altercation in Dorchester

31 May 2019
Detectives investigating a reported altercation in Dorchester have made two further arrests.

The incident occurred at around 1.30pm on Thursday 23 May 2019 in the alleyway between South Street and Trinity Street, near to the Natwest bank.

It was reported that a group of two men were attacked by another group of three young men. One of the victims sustained injuries to his face and a second victim reportedly sustained an injury to his head, but did not seek medical treatment.

Following enquiries, a 24-year-old man from the Blandford area was arrested on suspicion of affray and was released under investigation.

A 27-year-old man, of no fixed abode, has now been arrested on suspicion of affray and possessing an offensive weapon and a 21-year-old Dorchester man has been arrested on suspicion of affray. They have both also been released under investigation.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for any witnesses or anyone with information about the incident to contact police.

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 55190077785. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org. 

Witness Appeal

Did you see anything? If you have any information to share, please get in touch

Get in touch
News archive FOI disclosure log

Media / Journalists

If you are an accredited journalist or member of the media, please click here for information about how to contact our News Team. They don’t handle other enquiries, but members of the public can contact us in many other way by clicking here.