A man and a woman were arrested on suspicion of assaulting police officers after a violent incident in a supermarket on Portland.

Witnesses told of several police cars and an ambulance at the scene at the Co-op store in Fortuneswell.

Police were called to the area late on Thursday afternoon after a report of a female driver being intoxicated in the car park near the store.

It was reported that the driver and a male passenger were drinking alcohol in a car for 20 minutes before entering the store.

When police arrived, the man and woman allegedly became violent toward the officers. The man then reportedly hit two male officers several times in the face.

The officers sustained cuts to their hands and swelling to their faces in the incident and attended hospital for treatment.

A 27-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man, both from Weymouth, were arrested on suspicion of assault on an emergency worker and are assisting officers with enquiries.

A local resident said: "Basically the first thing was an endless stream of police car sirens and then that sort of halted after a while.

"I wandered up the road to see where they were going and I stumbled across these eight or nine police cars, plus an ambulance, in total.

"They seemed to be focusing in on a small green modern car and they were searching it as well. There was one person in handcuffs in the back of the police van."