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Witness appeal following reported assault in Weymouth

Detectives have launched an investigation into an alleged assault in Weymouth and are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Dorset Police received a report at around 8.45pm on Wednesday 3 August 2022 of a disturbance at an address in Dorset Close. It was reported that a man had been struck over the head with a bottle inside the property and then thrown over some railings outside.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment to a broken jaw and lacerations to his head.

Officers attended the scene and a 46-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm.

Detectives Constable Neil Hooker, of Weymouth CID, said: “We are investigating this incident and I am appealing to any witnesses who have not already spoken to police to please contact us.

“I would also urge residents in the area with home CCTV systems or doorbell cameras, as well as any motorists with dashcam who were in the vicinity, to please check their footage from around the relevant time to see if they have captured anything that might assist our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/contact, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220125973. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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