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Update – arrest in connection with Poole incident that left teenager with eye injury

03 January 2018
Detectives investigating an incident in Poole that left a 13-year-old boy with a serious eye injury have arrested a man.

It was reported that the boy was walking along Wimborne Road, close to its junction with Tatnam Road and the Co-Op food store, between 8pm and 8.15pm on Sunday 31 December 2017 when he felt something hit him on the leg. He turned round and was hit by something in his eye.

The boy sustained a serious eye injury and was taken to hospital. He is continuing to have treatment.

A 20-year-old man from Poole has now been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and is assisting detectives with their enquiries.

Police are still appealing for any witnesses to the incident, or anyone with information that can assist the investigation, to come forward.

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 55170201264. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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