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Thank you to community after incident in Bournemouth

Officers would like to thank the community for their support and patience during an incident in Bournemouth in which one man was charged.

At 3.27am today, Saturday 12 September 2015, officers were called to an alleged assault at an address along Mallard Road in which a woman had sustained an injury to her eye. Officers attended but the male suspect had left the scene.

Later in the morning, at 6.34am, Dorset Police received a report that a man, believed to be the suspect from the first incident, was threatening two men at an address on Mountbatten Gardens with a machete.

A cordon was put in place to allow officers to deal with the situation and make their enquiries.

Superintendent Mark Callaghan, of Dorset Police, said: “The incident has now concluded and I would very much like to thank the community for their patience and support throughout this lengthy operation.

“We had to cordon off the area in order to deal with the situation while keeping the public safe. I am aware that this has taken quite a few hours in which residents were unable to enter the area and I am very grateful for their understanding.”

Nobody was injured during the incident in Mountbatten Gardens.

A 34-year-old Bournemouth man has been charged with a number of offences including assault, false imprisonment, threats to kill and possessing a bladed article.

UPDATED: 14 September 2015