Dorset

Bournemouth boy arrested over Dorchester 'police officer assault'

Police surrounding the coach on High West Street Image copyright Connells
Image caption Eight police vehicles stopped the coach on High West Street in Dorchester

A boy has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer amid reports of a fire on a coach, police have said.

Eight police vehicles stopped the coach on High West Street in Dorchester after reports someone had set fire to seats at about 13:00 BST.

A 17-year-old boy, from Bournemouth, was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a constable and is assisting officers with enquiries, Dorset Police said.

An investigation is under way.

A spokeswoman said there was "a number of people" onboard at the time, but officers found no damage to the coach.

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