Two police officers were reportedly assaulted after being called to deal with a group of rowdy youths on Weymouth seafront.

Trouble broke out in the resort on the evening of Bonfire Night when thousands of people flocked to the seafront to enjoy the town council-organised fireworks display.

Officers were called after the fireworks had finished when people were making their way home.

Police said a number of young people were arrested in the incident.

An eyewitness said they saw several police cars at the scene.

A Dorset Police spokesperson said: "At around 9pm on Sunday, November 5, we received a report of a group of young people acting anti-socially near to The Boat Café on The Esplanade in Weymouth.

"Officers attended and the group was located near to Kika Beach. While officers were engaging with the group, it is reported that two officers were assaulted. They did not sustain serious injuries.

"Two boys, aged 16 and 17, and a 17-year-old girl – all from Weymouth – were arrested on suspicion of assault by beating of an emergency worker.

"A second 16-year-old boy was also arrested at the scene. He was subsequently de-arrested and is due to attend for voluntary police interview.

"Enquiries are continuing into the incident."