Detectives are renewing their appeal in relation to an investigation into an alleged assault in Bournemouth town centre – with five people arrested.
It was reported that 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 reportedly 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 allegedly 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.
Following an initial appeal, four people from Bournemouth were arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and have been released on police bail. They are a 17-year-old girl, two 17-year-old boys and a 19-year-old man.
Following further enquiries, another 17-year-old boy from Bournemouth was also arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent on Monday 4 October 2021 and he has also been released on police bail.
Detective Constable Stuart Dalladay, of Bournemouth CID, said: “I am grateful for the information we have received following our initial appeal.
“I would like to renew my appeal for anyone with information about the individual pictured in these CCTV images to come forward as I am keen to identify him to help my investigation.
“As mentioned previously, 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 email@example.com 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 via the Dorset police website here