Arrest after LGBT+ stand damaged at Dorchester library

A WOMAN was arrested after an LGBT+ stand was damaged at Dorchester Library and Learning Centre.

Police were called to the centre, in Charles Street, after reports a woman threw items from the stand in the foyer, as well as removing a flag.

The incident happened at around 3pm on Friday, February 10.

It is also alleged a woman shouted at members of the public and made hateful comments to a boy.

A 34-year-old woman from Dorchester was arrested on suspicion of causing racially or religiously aggravated criminal damage, racially or religiously aggravated public order and theft. She has been released on police bail while enquiries continue.

PC Josh Hurwood, of Dorchester police, said: “I would like to appeal to any witnesses who were in the library and have not already spoken to police to please come forward.

“Also, I am particularly keen to speak to the young boy who was reportedly approached by the woman as he may have important information to help our enquiries.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230022109.

Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.


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