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Witness appeal after alleged assault in Bournemouth

28 April 2016
Detectives in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after an alleged assault –  with a man and a woman being arrested.

The incident happened at around 4.15pm on Sunday 24 April 2016 in the Middle Chine area of West Overcliffe Drive.

It was reported that the 44-year-old male victim was sitting with a woman when he was approached by two men. The victim ran away from the two men before they caught up with him and allegedly assaulted him, before he managed to escape. Nothing was stolen.

The victim suffered facial injuries and attended Royal Bournemouth Hospital for treatment.

Detective Sergeant Simon Perry, of Bournemouth CID, said: "I am appealing to anyone who may have seen the incident or anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time to contact me.

"I would particularly like to speak to a man and a woman who were seen walking in the area at the time as they may have witnessed the incident."

A 35-year-old man from Bournemouth was arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently assisting officers with their enquiries.

A 34-year-old woman from Bournemouth was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery and is currently on police bail until the middle of June 2016 pending further enquiries.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 24:261. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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