Assault outside store in Weymouth

Officers are issuing a CCTV image of a man reported to be responsible for an assault outside a Weymouth store.

On Friday 15 March 2019 an unprovoked assault occurred outside Home Bargains at the Littlemoor Shopping Centre in Littlemoor Road.

It is reported the victim was entering the store when the suspect shouted at him, stating his dog had attacked the suspect’s child. The suspect then punched the victim in the face and kicked him to the ground.

The victim, a local man aged in his 50s, lost a tooth in the incident.

Police Constable Carl Wood, of Weymouth police, said: “This was an unprovoked and nasty assault on a man. As part of my investigation I have obtained a CCTV image of the suspect and I would ask anyone who knows who he is to please contact Dorset Police.

“This incident happened in a busy area and I would also urge anyone who witnessed the incident and has yet to speak to officers to please come forward.”

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 occurrence number 55190039836. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.