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Dorset PolicePolice officers investigating an incident of criminal damage and subsequent assault in Shaftesbury are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

The incident occurred at around 11.45pm on Friday 5 November 2021 in Bell Street.

It is reported that a man kicked the front passenger side of a vehicle, causing damage to the door and wing mirror.

The owner of the car confronted the man, but the offender became aggressive and started punching the victim.

The suspect is described as white, aged in his early 20s, approximately five feet ten inches tall and of slim build. He was wearing a blue jacket with a dark-coloured hooded top, dark-coloured tracksuit bottoms and a black scarf around the lower part of his face.

Police Community Support Investigator Amelia Vaughan, of North Dorset police, said: ‘Thankfully the victim did not sustain any physical injuries, but he was left feeling very shaken up.

‘I am appealing to anyone who witnessed what happened, or recognises the man from the description given, to please come forward.

‘I would also ask motorists who were driving in the area to please check their dashcams for any relevant footage to help my enquiries.’

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210182058. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.

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