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Holidaymakers subjected to racial attack in Weymouth

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Published at 11:38am 30th October 2018. (Updated at 7:01am 31st October 2018)

An investigation's underway in Weymouth after two holidaymakers were attacked by five people in the town.

Dorset Police say it happened at around 1.15am on Saturday (27th October) in the rear car parks of The Richmoor and Mon Ami Hotels on The Esplanade.

It's reported the pair - a man aged in his 30s and a woman aged in her 40s - were assaulted by a group of five people, three men and two women, at the location.

One of the men in the group also reportedly made racially-aggravated threats of violence toward the victims.

The male victim sustained two bite wounds as a result and was taken to hospital for treatment. The woman did not sustain any injuries that required medical treatment.

Two parked motor vehicles in the area of the incident were also damaged, with one sustaining a smashed windscreen.

Police Constable Anneka Harding, of Weymouth police, said, "We are appealing for anyone may have witnessed the incident or seen the people involved in the area around the relevant time. 

"Officers have made a number of enquiries and carried out forensic work as we seek to identify those involved.

"I would ask that anyone who can identify them, or who has any information that can assist our investigation, contacts us immediately."

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55180173844. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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