Driving Instructor Attacked in Weymouth

A driving instructor's been assaulted in Weymouth.

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after the alleged attack in the town – with one man being arrested.

The incident, in which a 64-year-old driving instructor sustained a cut to his forehead, happened along Hardwick Street, opposite Derby Stores, at around 10.55am on Friday, 15 July 2011.

Police Constable Charlie Forsey, of Weymouth police, said:

 "Officers received a report that a man had been assaulted along Hardwick Street – he was in his light blue Ford Focus at the time of the incident.

"I understand that this may have followed an earlier disagreement between the two men on nearby Derby Street.

"I am appealing for anyone who witnessed an altercation between two men along Hardwick Street or Derby Street during the morning of Friday, 15 July to contact me as soon as possible.

"It is important that I establish exactly what happened and it may be that members of the public will have vital information that can aid my investigation."

A 46-year-old Weymouth man was arrested and released on bail while police enquiries continue.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01305 22 22 22 quoting incident number 15:191. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.