Witness appeal following assault in Bournemouth

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Detectives investigating an assault in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.
The incident occurred at around 11pm on Wednesday 15 September 2021 in the Upper Gardens between the tennis courts and the war memorial.
The victim – a man aged in his 30s – was assaulted by a group of five men who were known to him. It is reported that one of the men was in possession of a metal bar. 
As the victim tried to run away, he was pushed into the water. He sustained a fractured cheek and abdominal injuries and was taken to hospital to receive treatment.
Detective Inspector Darren Moores, of Bournemouth CID, said: “An investigation is underway and I am appealing to anyone who witnessed what happened to please come forward.
“I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have been walking through the Upper Gardens at around 10.50pm until 11pm on the day of the incident as they may have important information to assist my enquiries.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210149718. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.
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