Police officer assaulted after Weymouth fight
By Western Daily Press | Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 05:00
Detectives in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses after a police officer was assaulted while dealing with a fight in the town centre.
The incident, in which a male officer was allegedly headbutted while trying to break up an alleged altercation involving five people, occurred at around 7.10am on Sunday in St Mary Street.
The injured officer was taken to Dorchester Hospital for treatment.
Sergeant Steve Westhead, of Weymouth police, said: "Witnesses to the incident should call Dorset Police on 101 as soon as possible. All calls will be treated in strictest confidence."
A 23-year-old Weymouth man has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and has been released on bail. Two men and a woman, in their 20s and from the Weymouth area, have been arrested on suspicion of affray and released on bail.