Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a teenager was sexually assaulted in Weymouth.

The victim – who is 14 years old – was standing on the pavement on The Esplanade near to the King’s Statue at around 2.40pm on Tuesday, August 4, when it is reported a man walked up behind her, lifted her top up and touched her inappropriately on her bottom over her clothing.

The man then continued walking toward the Jubilee Clock Tower on the town side of the road.

The offender is described as white, aged in his mid 40s and bald. He was wearing a blue T-shirt and pushing either a pram or a wheelchair.

Police Constable Toby Norman, of Weymouth police, said: “This incident understandably left the victim feeling very distressed and we are determined to identify the man responsible.

“We are carrying out a number of enquiries, including a trawl of CCTV footage in the area, and I am urging anyone who witnessed what happened to please come forward.

“I am particularly keen to speak to a group of three older women who I understand were walking near to the man at the time of the incident and are likely to have seen what took place.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200115169. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call freephone 0800 555 111.