Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward after a man was assaulted in Bridport.

At around 8pm on Wednesday 16 March 2022 the victim – a local man aged in his 50s – was walking his dog in the Bridport Community Orchard to the rear of St Mary’s Church in South Street when he had a verbal altercation with another man.

It is reported that the man then punched the victim in the face, causing a bump to his head.

Police Constable Dan White, of West Dorset police, said: “I am appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed what happened to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220042489. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.


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