TWO men were attacked by a gang in Weymouth in separate incidents within a few minutes of each other.

Police are appealing for information about the assaults  which happened late on Monday afternoon. Details have just been released.

The attacks happened between the bus station and Swannery car park.

The victims, aged 23 and 35 from the Weymouth area, were reportedly approached by a group of men, with one being head-butted and the other punched in the face.

The victims, who were not known to each other, escaped without serious injury.

Two youths aged 17, of no fixed abode, and a 19-year-old man from Weymouth have been arrested and released on police bail while inquiries continue.