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Update – man charged in connection with reported serious assault in Bournemouth

27 January 2020
A man has been charged and is due to appear in court in connection with a reported serious assault in Bournemouth.

At 8.50pm on Saturday 25 January 2020 Dorset Police received a report from the ambulance service that a man had been found with serious injuries in a doorway near to Bar 7 in Christchurch Road in Boscombe. It was reported that the man had been involved in an altercation inside the bar at around 7.30pm and was subsequently assaulted outside the premises.

The injured man, aged in his 60s, was taken to hospital for treatment for injuries that were believed to be potentially life-threatening. He remains in hospital in a critical condition.

A 56-year-old Bournemouth man was arrested in connection with the incident and has now been charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent. He is due to appear at Poole Magistrates' Court on Tuesday 28 January 2020.

Detectives are still appealing for anyone with information about the incident to contact police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200012784. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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