Attempted Robbery In Dorchester

There's been an attempted robbery in Dorchester, leaving one man injured.

The incident, where three men knocked a 25-year-old Dorchester man to the ground and searched through his coat pockets, happened in Charles Street car park between 12.30am and 1am on Sunday, 6 February 2011.

Inspector Les Fry, of Dorchester police, said:

“This was a cowardly attack on a local man as he walked alone through the car park.

“He sustained cuts and bruising to his face and a chipped tooth. Nothing was stolen.

“The attackers walked away after the attack and the victim made his way home – he called police on Monday morning.”

One of the three offenders is described as white, aged around 17 or 18, of a small, skinny build, with short spiky blond hair. His eyebrow was pierced.

No further description of the offenders is available.

Inspector Fry continued:

“Incidents such as this are unusual in Dorchester and we are determined to identify the three men responsible.

“Anyone who witnessed this attack, and anyone with any information about those involved, should contact police urgently.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01305 22 22 22 quoting incident number 7:435. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply..