AN appeal for witnesses has been issued by police after a woman was reportedly raped in a Weymouth alleyway.

As reported, Dorset Police received a report at 10.37pm on Sunday, February 18, raising concern for the welfare of a woman in the Park District area.

Officers attended and located the woman, aged in her 20s, who reported she had been raped by a man in an alleyway off Stanley Street and Queen Street between approximately 9.15pm and 9.30pm earlier in the same evening.

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A cordon was put in place and a thorough examination of the scene was carried out.

Detectives are now making an appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Third, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “A detailed investigation into the incident is underway and the victim is being supported throughout our enquiries.

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident and saw or heard anything suspicious to please contact us.

“I would also ask residents with home CCTV or motorists with a dashcam fitted who were travelling in the vicinity to please check their footage for anything of relevance.

“We are doing all we can to identify the man responsible and officers can be approached by members of the public with any information or concerns.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240025407.

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