Vicious Attack in Weymouth Leaves Two in Hospital. Information Required

 On Christmas Eve Mark Vine and his eldest daughter’s partner were viciously attacked outside a pub in Weymouth. Mark Vine has sustained a badly broken nose, two black eyes, and has had his dental bridge knocked loose and his daughter’s partner a broken jaw.

They were walking out of the Tides Inn at 5pm ready to come home and Mr Vine got punched and fell to the floor. They were kicking him on the floor. Having attempted to stop the assailants Mr Vine’s daughter’s partner was then attacked and they broke his jaw. Mr Vine saw them attacking him and got up to stop them. He then believes he fell unconscious after that and woke up in the ambulance.

It was completely unprovoked and with no warning at all.

Family member

Police Release:

Detectives are appealing for any witnesses to come forward following an assault in Weymouth.

At around 5.10pm on Sunday 24 December 2017 Dorset Police was called to reports of a disturbance in King Street.

Officers attended and found two injured men outside the Eats and Drinks store. They were both taken to hospital for treatment to facial injuries.

It was reported that the two victims had been assaulted by two other men. One was described as white, aged in his early 30s, around six feet tall, of slim build with short dark hair and was clean shaven. He was wearing a dark coloured jumper.

The other suspect is described as white, in his early 20s, around six feet two inches tall and of slim build with blond hair. He was wearing a blue hooded top.

Detective Sergeant Dave Horn, of Weymouth CID, said: “We have made a number of enquiries into this incident, including a trawl of CCTV footage in the area.

“I understand there will have been a number of people in the area around the time of the incident and I am appealing to any witnesses who have not already spoken to police to contact us immediately.

“I would also ask for anyone with information that can assist our investigation to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55170198752. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via