Police officer assaulted by teenager in Weymouth

Police officer assaulted by teenager in Weymouth

Published by Maria Greenwood at 9:20am 11th November 2019. (Updated at 9:21am 11th November 2019)

A police officer's been assaulted by a teenage boy in Radipole Park Gardens in Weymouth. 

The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon (5 November).

The 16-year-old from Bournemouth tried to get away from officers who wanted to carry out a stop check as a result of suspected drugs related activity in the area.

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He tried to get away from the police which is when the assault happened.

He was detained after a chase and was arrested on suspicion of possessing controlled drugs and assaulting an emergency worker as well as obstructing a drugs search.

He has now been released under investigation.