Dorset

Weymouth bakery key to 1970s sexual assault investigation

A former bakery in a Dorset seaside town could be vital in the investigation of a historic sexual assault, police have said.

Avon and Somerset Police is looking to identify the "old red brick building with big doors" on Weymouth seafront.

The inquiries follow a victim's claims of sex offences which took place there in the 1970s.

Police are also searching for a male witness who worked at the shop, who was bald with an American accent.

Det Con Celia White said: "We believe he may be an important witness that could assist our investigation but I want to stress he was not involved in any offences.

"I know this was a long time ago but I'm hoping there is someone in Weymouth who remembers something which might help."

Police said delivery lorries used to reverse up to the shop. It is also looking for pictures of the old building.

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