AN 84-year-old man was assaulted during an altercation with a group of youths.

Police are now appealing for information following the assault that took place in the area of Abbeymead Court in Sherborne on Monday, June 29.

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: "It is believed there was a group of youths on the grounds of Abbeymead Court which has led to an altercation, where an 84 year old male was assaulted.

"A passer-by intervened and assisted the victim.

"We are asking for that male to come forward as a potential witness as he may have vital information that can assist us in the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police via email or by calling 101 quoting occurrence number 55200091917. Alternatively to stay 100 per cent anonymous please contact Crimestoppers online at or call freephone 0800 555 111