Alleged attempted rape in Weymouth – man arrested

22 June 2016
Detectives investigating an alleged attempted rape in Weymouth have arrested a man.

The 29-year-old man from Weymouth has been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape and two counts of assault by beating and is currently assisting officers with their enquiries.  

Officers were called at around 4.15am yesterday, Tuesday 21 June 2016, to reports that a woman was attacked just off Gloucester Mews in the town centre following a night out. 

The woman, who is aged in her 20s, suffered minor injuries. 

The suspect is described as white, at least six feet four inches tall, of slim build and aged in his late 20s. He has short mousy brown hair and was wearing a blue sweatshirt or jacket, grey tracksuit jogging bottoms, black socks with white slide on flip-flop. He may also have been carrying a bright green hooded top.

Detective Inspector Kate Lill, of Weymouth CID, said: “We understand that a number of people either saw a man matching the description given or were approached by him between 11pm on Monday 20 June and 4.30am on Tuesday 21 June. If this was you, please get in touch as I believe you may have valuable information that could assist 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 incident number 21:36.  Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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