CCTV appeal following serious assault in Bournemouth

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Detectives investigating an assault in Bournemouth town centre that left a man with serious injuries are issuing images of six people they would like to speak to.
At around 3am on Wednesday 22 September 2021 the victim, a man aged in his 30s, witnessed an altercation involving what he believed to be two groups of people outside London Market convenience store on Old Christchurch Road and went to intervene. He was then assaulted by a number of people, with the offenders grabbing him round the neck, punching him and throwing him to the ground.
When he was on the ground the victim was kicked and punched.
He sustained a broken nose, broken teeth, a broken eye socket and a broken jaw that has resulted in him having a permanent metal plate fitted.
Detective Constable Stuart Dalladay, of Bournemouth CID, said: “This was a nasty assault that has left the victim with serious injuries that will have a long-lasting impact.
“As part of our investigation we have obtained CCTV images of five men and a woman we are keen to identify and I would urge anyone who recognises them to please get in touch.
“I also understand there were a number of people in the area at the time of the incident, some of whom may have been filming it on their mobile phones, and I would urge any witnesses or anyone with footage to please come forward if you have not already spoken to police.”
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 55210153200. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.
Images can be seen here via the Dorset police website.
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