Detectives are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward as they investigate a report of an assault in Sturminster Newton.

Dorset Police received a report at 10.15pm on Wednesday 7 February 2024 of disturbance at an address in Stour View Close. It was further reported that a woman had been assaulted outside the address by a man who was known to her, with the incident continuing in the areas of Honeymead Lane and Field Close.

Officers attended the scene and the woman, aged in her 30s, was taken to hospital for treatment to facial injuries.

Following enquiries, a man aged in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent.

Detective Inspector Rhys Griffiths, of Dorset County CID, said: “We are continuing to investigate this incident and I am keen to hear from any witnesses who have not already spoken to police.

“I would also urge residents in the area with home CCTV systems or doorbell cameras, as well as any motorists with dashcam who were in the vicinity, to please check their footage for the evening of Wednesday 7 February 2024 between the hours of around 10pm and 11pm to see if they have captured anything of relevance.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240020052. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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