Officers investigating an assault in Dorchester are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.
Dorset Police received a report at 8.22pm on Thursday 17 March 2022 relating to a group of around 10 young people involved in anti-social behaviour in the area of Pummery Square in Poundbury. It was reported that they were smashing bottles and throwing stones at doors.
A further report was received that a man aged in his 20s had confronted the group in St John Way and had been assaulted. He was kicked whilst on the ground and stamped on before the group made off from the scene. The victim suffered facial injuries as a result of the assault that required hospital treatment.
Police Constable Maddie Barber, of Dorchester police, said: “This was a nasty assault and we are carrying out a number of enquiries to identify those involved. “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident to please come forward if they have not already spoken to police. I would also like to hear from anyone in the area who may have captured anything relevant on dashcam or home CCTV footage.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/do-it-online, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220043076. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.