Dorset

Arrests after blind man attacked at Dorchester station

Peter Bartlett
Image caption Peter Bartlett was walking home when he accidentally bumped into someone

Two people have been arrested after a blind man was attacked and left with a broken jaw at a Dorset railway station.

Peter Bartlett, 30, was walking home from work when he accidentally bumped into someone at Dorchester South station on 15 October.

He apologised, but was pushed in the back and fell to the floor.

A 23-year-old man, from East Lulworth, and a 17-year-old boy, from Bovington, were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

They were later released on police bail until 12 January pending further inquiries.

Mr Bartlett is registered as blind after losing his central vision 10 years ago.

He said he did not know if his attacker knew he was blind, as he does not walk with a stick.

He told the BBC the assault had left him worried and scared every time he left his house in Dorchester.

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