Detectives investigating a report of a serious sexual assault in Weymouth town centre have made an arrest.

The incident was reported to have occurred outside an address in Frederick Place at around 4.30am on Saturday 18 May 2019, with the victim an 18-year-old local woman.

A full investigation was launched by detectives and a 16-year-old boy from Poole has been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape. He is assisting officers with their enquiries.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for any witnesses, or anyone with information, who have not already spoken to police to contact them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190074677. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via

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