A man has been arrested after a reported assault in Weymouth yesterday, resulting in another man being taken to hospital with a 'serious' head injury.

The alleged assault happened at around 11am on Sunday, February 11 at an address on Lennox Street. 

Armed police were initially called to the incident before a forensics team turned up on site to start carrying out their investigations.

The victim, a man in his 60s, sustained a serious head injury according to Dorset Police, and after receiving treatment at the scene was flown to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth via an air ambulance. 

A second man in his 40s, known to the victim, has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. 

Officers are remaining in the area and a cordon is in place whilst detectives carry out their enquiries. 

A spokesperson for Dorset police said: "Dorset Police received a report at 11.09am on Sunday, February 11 2024 from the ambulance service of a man requiring medical treatment at an address in Lennox Street in Weymouth.

"The victim – a local man aged in his 60s – is reported to have been assaulted and sustained a serious head injury. He is being taken to hospital by air ambulance for treatment.

"A man aged in his 40s from Weymouth has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. The arrested man and the victim are known to each other.

"A cordon is in place while detectives carry out detailed enquiries at the scene.

"There will be an increased police presence in the area and officers can be approached by anyone with information or concerns."

A spokesperson for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust said: “We were called at 11.06am on Sunday, February 11 to an incident in Weymouth.

"We sent two double-crewed land ambulances and an air ambulance and we conveyed one patient by air ambulance to Derriford Hospital.”