Man and woman suffered anti-Semitic abuse in Swanage attack

A MAN and a woman were subjected to anti-Semitic remarks during an assault in Swanage.

The alleged hate crime unfolded at around 11pm in the High Street on Saturday, May 4.

A man and a woman were assaulted and police said they were also allegedly targeted with “anti-Semitic comments” by their male attacker.

Neither victim suffered serious injury.

A local man, in his 40s, was arrested on suspicion of religiously aggravated assault occasioning actual bodily harm and assault and he has been released on police bail as further enquiries are conducted.

PC Katy Ross, of Purbeck police, said: “We are continuing to investigate this matter and I am keen to speak to any witnesses who have not already spoken to police.

“I would urge anyone with information that might assist our enquiries to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55240066509. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously online at or by calling 0800 555 111.