A MAN suffered serious facial injuries after being hit with a metal bar during an assault in Lyme Regis.
The incident took place at 1.04am on Sunday, August 6th when a man in his 20s was hit with a metal bar in Hill Road.
Officers attended and, following enquiries, three men were located at a nearby address and arrested on suspicion of assault.
A 34-year-old man from Lyme Regis was charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and assault. He was due to appear at Weymouth Magistrates’ Court today (Monday).
A 33-year-old man, also from Lyme Regis, was charged with assault and possession of the class B drug cannabis. He is due to appear at Weymouth Magistrates’ Court on Monday, September 4th.
A third man, aged 36 and also from Lyme Regis, was released without charge.
The victim is currently receiving treatment in hospital.
Detective Constable Nick Gravenor, of Weymouth CID, said: “This incident is reported to have started shortly after midnight near to the junction with Mill Green before moving up Hill Road toward the main car park.
“I would urge anyone who witnessed the alleged assault, or who has any information about the incident, to contact me.”
Local residents have reported hearing violent and threatening shouting from the Hill Road area in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Police officers were on the scene for several hours on Sunday, with a section of Hill Road closed to traffic.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email email@example.com or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55170120694. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org