Update in relation to reports of disturbance at Bournemouth pub

23 August 2019
A man arrested in connection with reports of a disturbance at a Bournemouth pub is due to appear in court.

Dorset Police was called at 10.37pm on Wednesday 21 August 2019 to a report of a man causing a disturbance at The George Tapps pub in Old Christchurch Road in Bournemouth. 

It was reported that the man had barricaded himself in a room and was attempting to start a fire. 

The man was arrested and taken to hospital for injuries that were sustained while he was being detained. The injuries were not believed to be serious.

He was subsequently released from hospital on the afternoon of Thursday 22 August 2019 and taken into custody.

The 22-year-old man, of no fixed abode, has now been charged with arson, criminal damage, assaulting an emergency worker and causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal, namely police dog Gus. He is due to appear at Poole Magistrates' Court on Saturday 24 August 2019.

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