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Weymouth and Portland councillor charged with assault

A Weymouth and Portland councillor has been charged with assault.

Christine James, 51, who represents Westham North, was held over an alleged attack on a man earlier this month.

She was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and is due to appear at Weymouth Magistrates' Court on 9 September.

The Liberal Democrat councillor was first elected to the council in 2004 and is the cabinet member for transport and infrastructure.

A spokeswoman for the council would not comment on the matter.

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