Witness appeal after assault in Bournemouth pub

14 March 2016

Detectives investigating an unprovoked assault in a Bournemouth pub are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.

At around 9.20pm on Sunday 28 February 2016, a man was drinking near the main bar in the Hop and Kilderkin Pub in Wimborne Road, Winton, when he was punched in the face several times by an unknown man.

The incident was not reported to police until Tuesday 2 March 2016.

The victim – a local man aged in his 30s – suffered a broken jaw, cheek and nose in the incident and has undergone surgery to have metal plates fitted in his face.

Detective Sergeant Ian Allen, of Bournemouth CID, said: “This was an unprovoked attack on a man who was enjoying a night out with friends.

“I know the bar area was quite busy at the time and I am appealing to anyone who recalls seeing a man being assaulted in that pub on Sunday 28 February to call me on 101.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 2:247. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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