Appeal following reported road rage incident in Bournemouth

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Detectives have launched an investigation after a man sustained life-threatening injuries during an alleged road rage incident in Bournemouth.

 Dorset Police was called at 6.54pm on Sunday 11 October 2020 to reports of an alleged road rage incident at the junction of Ripon Road and Portland Road in Bournemouth. It is reported the incident occurred at 6.45pm.

 During the incident a local man aged in his 30s was reportedly struck by a car. He sustained critical injuries and remains in a life-threatening condition in hospital.

 A 39-year-old man from Poole has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and is assisting officers with their enquiries. 

 The road has been cordoned off while collision investigators examine the scene. 

 Detective Sergeant Aimee Lloyd, of Bournemouth CID, said: “I am appealing to anyone who was in the area at the relevant time and saw what happened to please contact me.

“I am particularly keen to hear from any motorists or residents who may have captured the incident, or part of it, on dashcam or home CCTV systems.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200153216. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call Freephone 0800 555 111. 
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Julie Heath (Dorset Police, Neighbourhood Alert Officer, Dorset)

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