A man has been arrested after a woman was left bruised following an assault.

It was reported that a woman aged in her 50s sustained bruising after being assaulted by a man.

The incident occurred at around 11am on Thursday October 26 in Horsecastles Lane, Sherborne, and police have only just released this information as part of an appeal.

Following investigations by police, a 54-year-old man from Sherborne was arrested on suspicion of assault and has been released on police bail while enquiries continue.

Detectives investigating the reported assault are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Constable Liam Moss, of Dorset County CID, said: “We have now obtained further details from the victim about the reported incident.

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area and saw what happened or may have captured anything on CCTV or dashcam footage, to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55230168968.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.