POLICE are appealing for information after a man was assaulted near Weymouth harbour.

The man was punched, kicked and suffered an injury to his face in the unprovoked attack, Weymouth officers say.

The incident took place outside the shower block in the alleyway underneath Holy Trinity Church near the Town Bridge.

The 59-year-old man was standing alone while speaking on his phone when he was attacked by two men who had come from the direction of Trinity Road.

Police say the offenders punched and kicked him before leaving by an alleyway in the direction of Asda.

Police Constable Dave Thorne, of Weymouth Police, said: “This is believed to be an unprovoked attack by two men who appeared to have been drinking.

"It is fortunate that the victim was not more seriously injured.

“It is possible there were other people around in the area at the time who may have witnessed this incident – I urge them to come forward.”

The offenders are both described as white, in their mid twenties, approximately 5ft 10ins and speaking with local accents.

One man is said to be of stocky build with short, dark untidy hair. He was wearing dark coloured trousers, a beige waist length jacket and a beige baseball cap.

The other man is of medium build. He was wearing dark coloured trousers and a dark coloured jacket.

PC Thorne said: “I am interested to speak to anyone who may have information that may assist with the investigation. I would ask them to call Dorset Police in confidence as soon as possible.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 13:365.

Or call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.