Arrest after claims woman assaulted in Wareham

A MAN has been arrested after the alleged assault of a woman in Wareham.

The alleged incident unfolded at around 11.40pm on Thursday (April 20) after reports raising concerns for the welfare of a woman in the Sandford Road area.

It is reported that the victim – a woman aged in her 40s – was assaulted. She did not sustain any serious injuries, a Dorset Police spokesperson said.

Officers attended and a 47-year-old man, from Wareham, was arrested on suspicion of assault. The arrested man and victim are known to each other.

PC Karam Mander said: “I am carrying out a number of enquiries into this incident to establish the full circumstances.

“I would ask any witnesses who saw what happened and have not already spoken to police to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230060549. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.