UPDATED: Arrest made after bike theft and assault on Portland

UPDATED: Arrest made after bike theft and assault on Portland

Published by George Sharpe at 4:57pm 20th February 2020. (Updated at 7:08am 28th February 2020)

A teenage boy has been arrested in connection with theft and assault on Portland.

Following enquiries, officers investigating the case have arrested a 17-year-old Weymouth boy on suspicion of the theft of a bicycle and assault. 

He has been released on police bail. 

At around 4pm on Wednesday 19 February 2020 a group of four teenagers approached two teenage boys in Easton Square Gardens and asked to have a go on their bikes.

After two members of the group had cycled around for a short time, they refused to give one of the bikes back. They then cycled away with it down an alleyway.

The victims followed them and asked repeatedly for their bike back.

One of the offenders then took a multi-tool from his pocket but did not open the blade. He then punched one of the victims in the chest and kicked his leg, causing him to fall to the floor, before making off with the rest of the group in the direction of Channel View Road.

The victim wasn't injured as a result of the incident.

The stolen bike is a Whyte 802 mountain bike.

Police Constable Will Harris, of Weymouth police, said:

"An investigation is underway into this incident and following enquiries, I have obtained images of the stolen bike.

"I am appealing to anyone who may have seen it in the area, or who may have any information to assist my investigation, to please get in touch."

Anyone with information 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 55200026415. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.