Officers investigating an alleged assault in Gillingham are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

It is reported that between 12.30pm and 2pm on Saturday 9 December 2023, a woman was assaulted by a man near the train station in Station Yard.

The man and woman were carrying a small white dog at the time of the incident.

Officers attended, and a 35-year-old man from Blandford, who is known to the victim, was arrested on suspicion of assault. He has been released on police bail while enquiries continue.

Police Constable James Owen, of North Dorset police, said: “I am continuing to investigate the incident and would ask anyone who saw any suspicious activity involving a man and woman in the area to please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55230193336. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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