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Appeal for witnesses following reported assault in Bournemouth

29 April 2021
Detectives investigating an alleged assault in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

At around 7pm on Saturday 24 April 2021 officers received a report of a fight in the area of The Fiveways on Green Road in the Charminster area. 

It is alleged that a man was acting anti-socially when he was approached by the victim. The man reportedly punched the victim – a man aged in his 20s and from Bournemouth – in the face, before a second man approached and punched him to the head. 

The victim sustained a broken jaw and attended hospital for treatment. He is continuing to receive ongoing medical care.

Two men, aged 21 and from Bournemouth, were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. One of the men was also arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, using threatening, abusive, insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress and being drunk and disorderly in a public place.

They have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Detective Constable Steve Allen, of Bournemouth CID, said: “An investigation is underway and we have been carrying out a number of enquiries, including checking CCTV and carrying out house-to-house visits.

“I understand there were a number of people in the area at the time of the incident and I would urge anyone who witnessed what happened to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210064334. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111. 

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