Alleged assault in Weymouth - witness appeal

23 March 2016

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after an alleged assault in Weymouth town centre – with one man being arrested.

It was reported that at around 3.15am yesterday, Tuesday 22 March 2016, a man left Actors nightclub and was walking along St Mary Street when an altercation occurred.

It is alleged the victim – a 25-year-old local man – was punched in the face and kicked.

He sustained a broken ankle and bruising and swelling to his head and face.

Detective Constable Sarah Desmond, of Weymouth CID, said: “I know there were a number of people in the area at the time of the incident and I would urge anyone who saw anything to please call me on 101.”

A 23-year-old Weymouth man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries until mid-May 2016.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 22:14. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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