Two arrested after woman suffer serious injuries in Dorchester assault

TWO people have been arrested after a woman suffered serious injuries in an alleged assault in Dorchester.

At around 10.50am on Sunday (March 24), police were told a woman had been assaulted earlier in the morning at an address in Damers Road.

The victim – a woman in her 40s from the Dorchester area – sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment.

A 28-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man, both from Dorchester, have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Detective Inspector Rhys Griffiths, of Dorset County CID, said: “From our initial enquiries, we believe the incident happened inside an address and involved individuals who are known to each other.

“An investigation is underway and I am appealing to anyone who saw or heard any suspicious activity in the area during the morning of Sunday, March 24, to please get in touch.

“A cordon has been put in place at the scene and there will be an increased police presence while officers carry out detailed enquiries.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55240043942. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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