Teen arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after incident in Dorchester

A TEENAGER has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a teen was allegedly run over.

Dorset Police are probing an incident in Dorchester at just after 6pm on Friday, December 29, in Coburg Road.

A spokesperson said it was reported a group of teenagers who were on foot had been chased by another group, who were in two vehicles.

“It was further reported that one of the vehicles – believed to be a black Skoda Scala – had collided with one of the male teenagers who was on foot,” they added.

“A 16-year-old boy sustained an injury to his ankle that was not believed to be serious.

“The second vehicle involved is believed to be a blue Ford.”

Soon after, officers stopped a vehicle in the Bere Regis area and five people were arrested.

An 18-year-old man from Dorchester was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder while four male teenagers – aged 15, 16, 17 and 18 and all from Dorchester – were arrested on suspicion of affray.

The incident is believed to largely involve individuals who are known to each other and enquiries into the matter are ongoing, led by detectives from Dorset County CID.

Inspector Rhys Griffiths, of Dorset County CID, said: “We are continuing to investigate this incident and I am appealing to any witnesses or anyone with information regarding those reported to be involved to please contact us.

“I would also urge any residents with home CCTV systems or doorbell cameras in the areas of Middlemarsh Street, Cambridge Walk, Cambridge Road, Elizabeth Place, Baynard’s Road and Coburg Road to please review any footage for the evening of Friday, December 29, to see if they have captured anything of relevance.

“I would like to make the same plea to any motorists with dashcam who were driving in the vicinity around the relevant time period to please check their footage for anything that might assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230203125. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously online at or by calling 0800 555 111.