Witness appeal following criminal damage to vehicle in Weymouth

Alert message sent 14/04/2021 10:44:00

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Officers investigating an incident where a rock was thrown from a bridge onto the windscreen of a moving car in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The incident occurred on the A345 between the Jurassic Roundabout and Veasta Rounabout at around 3.40pm on Wednesday 7 April 2021.

The victim was a taxi driver in a yellow and white Renault Traffic and the damage occurred when they passed under the Littlemoor Road bridge. It was reported someone was seen standing on the bridge at the time.

Police Constable Katharine Corbett, of Dorset Police, said: “This was an extremely reckless act that caused damage to the vehicle’s windscreen, but could also have easily caused a serious road traffic collision.

“We are carrying out enquiries into the incident and I am appealing to anyone who witnessed what happened or who has any information that might assist our investigation to please come forward.

“I would also urge anyone who was travelling in the area and has dashcam fitted to their vehicle to please check their footage for anything relevant.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210054731. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111. 
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Julie Heath (Dorset Police, Neighbourhood Alert Officer, Dorset)

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