Police were today continuing their investigations after a man was 'stabbed' after reportedly chasing two men acting 'suspiciously ' near his vehicle in Bridport.

The early hours incident in Bradpole this week has shocked the community - as police appeal for witnesses.

Police said at around 1.40am on Tuesday, January 18, a man was made aware of two people 'acting suspiciously around his vehicle', at his address in Court Close.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: "He went out and chased the men down Kings William Head toward the A3066.

"The victim managed to catch up with one of the men and they were involved in a scuffle on the ground. The man managed to get away and the victim subsequently realised he had what appeared to be stab wounds to his arm."

The victim attended hospital for treatment to the injuries and has since been discharged.

Bradpole Parish Council chairman Colin Baker was shocked when he heard about the incident.

Cllr Baker said: "It is obviously not the sort of thing we see in the area usually.

"No one likes to see these things but they do happen sometimes.

"Fortunately I understand the victim sustained only minor injuries in the end."

He added: "We, at the parish council, have sent an appeal out to ask anyone who might have any information to contact Dorset Police and I would urge that people do that if they have information."

Detective Constable Kim Williams, of Weymouth CID, said: “We are carrying out a number of enquiries into this assault and I would urge anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area during the early hours of Tuesday 18 January 2022 to please contact us.

“I would also urge residents or any motorists who were in the area to check home CCTV and dashcam footage for anything that may assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/do-it-online, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220009125.

Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.