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Witness appeal following reported assault in Weymouth

Detectives investigating an alleged assault in Weymouth that left a man with serious injuries are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. Dorset Police was called at around 5am on Wednesday 4 September 2019 to a report of an assault outside the Rumshack nightclub in Maiden Street.

It was reported that a man aged in his 30s had been punched to the head and was being treated by the ambulance service. He sustained a fractured skull but his injury is not believed to be life-threatening.

Following enquiries, a 28-year-old Portland man has been arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and is assisting detectives with their investigation.

Detective Sergeant Simon Austin, of Weymouth CID, said: "We are continuing to investigate this incident and I am appealing to any witnesses or anyone with information to contact us.

"I am particularly keen to speak to a man wearing a white top who was seen in the vicinity around the time of the incident."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190139144. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via

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