18 year old arrested following violent assault in Wimborne

Officers investigating a reported assault in Wimborne are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Dorset Police was called to a report of an altercation involving a number of people outside the Wimborne Kebab House in Eastbrook Row at around 1.15am on Saturday 2 November 2019. Officers attended and found a local man aged in his 30s had sustained facial injuries.

The injured man had allegedly been punched and kicked to the head as he was lying on the ground. He was taken to hospital and treated for a broken nose as well as cuts and bruises to his face, chest and back.

A 19-year-old Ferndown man and a woman aged in her 30s from Wimborne were also reportedly assaulted during the incident and sustained minor injuries.

Three men involved reportedly left the scene when officers arrived.

Following a search of the area and further enquiries into the incident, an 18-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He has been released under investigation as officers continue to make enquiries.

Police Constable Tom Bailey, of East Dorset police, said: “We are continuing to investigate this reported assault and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information that can assist our enquiries to please contact us.

“I would also urge those involved who have not already spoken to police to do the right thing and come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190172824. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.