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Appeal for witnesses following reported assault in Bournemouth

Officers are urging witnesses to come forward as they investigate a report of an assault in Bournemouth.


An investigation is ongoing into the incident, which occurred between 11.45pm on Saturday 10 February and 1am on Sunday 11 February 2024 near to MY BAR in Charminster Road. It was reported that a woman aged in her 50s was assaulted by a man who was known to her.


The victim was taken to hospital for treatment to a head injury, which is not believed to be serious.


A 53-year-old Bournemouth man has been arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He has been released on police bail as officers carry out further enquiries.


Detective Staff Investigator Dean Smith, of BCP CID, said: “We are investigating this incident and from our enquiries we understand there were a number of members of the public at the scene of the reported assault, some of whom went to intervene.


“I would urge these witnesses to please come forward so we can take your account of what you saw. I am particularly keen to speak to a woman who went to assist the female victim during this incident.”


Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240021658. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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