Appeal for witnesses following reported assaults in Bournemouth

Alert message sent 04/04/2022 16:46:00

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Detectives investigating alleged assaults in Bournemouth town centre are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward – with two people arrested.

The incidents occurred between approximately 4.15am and 4.45am on Sunday 3 April 2022. The first incident occurred outside shops on Exeter Road and the second incident occurred outside Mulligans on the same road.

It is reported that the victim – a man aged in his 20s from Hampshire – was assaulted twice by two men. During the second reported assault, he was allegedly knocked unconscious and sustained a head injury. He was taken to hospital for treatment.

Following enquiries, a 20-year-old man from Woking and a 21-year-old man from Basingstoke were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, affray and outraging public decency. They have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Detective Constable Jethro Marles, of Bournemouth CID, said: “An investigation is underway into this incident and I am appealing to anyone who witnessed what happened to please get in touch.

“I would also ask any motorists who may have been driving along Exeter Road and captured anything of relevance on dashcam footage to please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220052191. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.
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Julie Heath (Dorset Police, Neighbourhood Alert Officer, Dorset)

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