A MAN in his 40s suffered "serious injuries" to his head and face after being "assaulted" and "chased" into a block of flats in Bridport.

It is reported that a man and a woman were walking in the area of Fullbrooks Lane where the man was threatened and assaulted by a group consisting of four men and two women during the early hours of Monday, January 1, 2024.

It is reported that the victim – a man in his 40s from Weymouth – was then chased by the men along St Swithins Road where he entered a block of flats and was assaulted further.

Police responded alongside paramedics and the man was taken to hospital for treatment to serious head and facial injuries.

It is believed that the incident occurred between 2am and 4am.

Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Constable Fiona Napier, of Weymouth CID, said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area at this time and has information about what happened to please come forward.

“I am particularly keen to speak to the woman involved in the incident.

“Furthermore, I am keen to hear from anyone who may have relevant footage of the incident, either on home CCTV, dashcam or a mobile phone."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240000106.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111