Arrest after women attacked in Salisbury street as child watched on

A WOMAN was thrown over her attacker’s shoulder and dumped on the ground and another person thrown into a bush during an attack in Salisbury.

A young child looked on as the incident unfolded at around 9.30pm on March 18 in Westwood Road, by the junction with Rambridge Crescent.

A Wiltshire Police spokesperson said a man “lifted one of the women over his shoulder and thrown them onto the ground”.

“When her friend tried to help she was grabbed by the neck and thrown into a bush,” they added.

One woman was taken to hospital to be treated for her injuries. The assaults were carried out in front of a young child.

An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault, harassment and engaging in controlling/coercive behaviour. He has been released on bail.

“We believe a man stopped his vehicle to check on the welfare of the women,” the spokesperson added.

“We are keen to speak to him, or anyone else who saw what happened.”

Anyone with information that could help with the investigation should contact police on 101, quoting reference number 54240031561.