Man arrested after assaulting and threatening woman

A MAN was arrested in Lyme Regis on Saturday evening after assaulting and threatening a woman walking on the coast path. 

Police received a report at about 3pm on Saturday, August 29 that a woman who was walking alone on the South West Coast Path, just outside Lyme Regis, was approached by an unknown man who assaulted her and threatened to cause her serious harm.

It was reported that members of the public disturbed the man and he made off toward the Charmouth Road area in Lyme Regis.

The woman did not sustain any serious injuries.

Shortly after 8pm officers arrested a 29-year-old man in the town and he has now been charged.

Detective Inspector Scott Johnson, of Weymouth CID, said: “Reports of incidents of this nature are, thankfully, extremely rare for this area and we have been carrying out a full investigation into this matter.”

Anyone with information that might assist the investigation is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200129883.

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