Three arrested after incident in Lyme Regis

PUBLISHED: 14:04 19 June 2020

The seafront at Lyme Regis. Picture: Chris Carson

The seafront at Lyme Regis. Picture: Chris Carson


Two East Devon teenagers were amongst three people arrested after an incident in Lyme Regis yesterday (Thursday June 18).

Police received a report at 12.25am of a disturbance in the area of the Monmouth Beach car park.

Officers attended and spoke to a group of people, who reported that there had been an altercation.

The group were requested to leave the area.

A 16-year-old fromUplymereportedly refused and became abusive to officers and was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence and assaulting an emergency worker.

During the incident another teenage male reportedly struck an officer. The officer attended hospital for treatment to a head injury.

Following searches of the area, assisted by the NPAS helicopter, an 18-year-old man from Seaton was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker.

A 22-year-old man from Lyme Regis was also arrested for public order offence.

All three youths are assisting officers with their enquiries.

A Force spokesman said: “Dorset Police takes reports of violence towards our officers and other emergency service workers very seriously and a full investigation into this incident is under way.”

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