Dorset Police arrest two after Bournemouth town center assaults injured Hampshire man

Dorset Police are investigating two assaults believed to have taken place in Bournemouth town centre. Officers arrested two men.

The alleged attacks took place between 4:15 a.m. and 4:45 a.m. on Sunday, April 3. The first happened outside shops on Exeter Road while the second took place outside Mulligans on the same road.

A man in his 20s from Hampshire fell victim to the reported attacks, believed to have been carried out by two men. The victim was apparently knocked unconscious and received a head injury in the second alleged assault, which led to him being taken to hospital.

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Dorset Police have testified that a 20-year-old man from Woking and a 21-year-old man from Basingstoke were suspected of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, fighting and outrage of public decency. They were released under investigation as investigations continue.

Detective Constable Jethro Marles, of Bournemouth CID, said: ‘An investigation is ongoing into this incident and I am appealing to anyone who witnessed what happened to contact me . I would also ask any motorists who may have been driving on Exeter Road and caught anything relevant in dash cam footage to please come forward.

Anyone with information about the assault is asked to contact Dorset Police by emailing [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220052191. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crimestoppers at or by calling 0800 555 111.

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