A 60-YEAR OLD Weymouth woman was subjected to a serious sexual assault.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a man attacked the woman in the Westham area of the town. The incident happened at a house just off Radipole Lane near to Hereford Road.

A police cordon was put in place and an examination carried out by specialist crime scene investigators. Detective Inspector Neil Devoto, of the Major Crime Team, said: “This was a nasty, unprovoked attack on a 60-year-old woman.

“It is likely that there were members of the public in the vicinity of Radipole Lane and Hereford Road around the time this unknown offender carried out this callous act.

“I am very keen to speak to anyone who may have noticed a man acting suspiciously and knocking on doors in the area prior to, or after the incident took place. “I stress that all calls to Dorset Police are treated with the strictest confidence.”

The incident occurred in the early evening of Friday December 21.

Two men have been arrested and are currently helping police with their enquiries.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 21:475. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.