A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and having cannabis with intent to supply at Portland Port.

The alleged assault happened as officers went to make an arrest, Dorset Police said.

Police officers were spotted entering the Portland Port complex earlier today.

When the Echo contacted Portland Port for comment they referred us to the Home Office.

A Home Office spokesperson said: “We do not routinely comment on live police investigations.”

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: "We received a report at 12.41pm on Thursday, May 16, that a man had been found in possession of a quantity of suspected cannabis at Portland Port.

"Officers attended and a man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a class B drug with intent to supply. It was further reported that an officer was assaulted during the arrest and the man was further arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker.

"Enquiries into the incident are ongoing."