Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted.

The assault took place in the Railway Gardens in Sturminster Newton after a man assaulted another man following a verbal exchange.

The victim fell to the ground but did not sustain any serious injuries after being 'punched or pushed', police say.

Officers from Dorset Police investigating the assault have just released the information and are now appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

The incident happened at around 10.25pm on Friday, May 10.

Police Constable Ed Lewis, of the Sturminster Newton Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We are carrying out enquiries into this incident and I understand there were a number of people in the area around the time the assault was reported.

“I would urge anyone who saw what happened, or who has any information that might assist our investigation, to please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240074231.

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