A MAN in a wheelchair was assaulted by another man outside a Tesco store in Poole.

Dorset Police has launched an investigation over the incident outside Tesco Express on Poole Quay.

It was reported that a man aged in his 60s in a wheelchair was assaulted at around 3.30pm on Thursday, September 9.

Officers attended and a 39-year-old man, of no fixed abode, was arrested on suspicion of assault. He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Police Constable Sarah Donnelly, of Poole police, said: “We are continuing to investigate this incident and I would appeal for anyone with information that might assist our enquiries to please come forward.

“I understand there were a number of people in the area at the time of the alleged assault and I would ask anyone who witnessed what happened or may have captured the incident on mobile phone footage to please contact us.”

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 55210146076. 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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