Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an alleged public order incident in Weymouth.
At around 2pm on Wednesday 22 June 2022 it is alleged that a man was acting anti-socially in Weymouth town centre.
A further report was received that the man threatened an elderly woman with a sharp item in the area of St Thomas Street.
A carving fork was seized from the scene.
A 20-year-old man of no fixed abode was arrested and subsequently charged with possession of a sharp pointed article in a public place and using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress. He is due to appear at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Friday 24 June 2022.
Police Constable Kirsty Keyte, of Dorset Police, said: “I am appealing to anyone who was in the area and witnessed what happened to please get in touch.
“I would also like to make a direct appeal to the alleged victim to please come forward so we can establish exactly what happened.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/contact, via email email@example.com or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220099778. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.