Appeal for witnesses following assault in Christchurch

Officers investigating an assault in Christchurch are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

At 2.14am on Saturday 22 December 2018 Dorset Police received a report of a group of men fighting at Bargates.

Officers attended and a man aged in his 20s was found with facial injuries in Christchurch High Street after being assaulted during the incident. He was taken to hospital for treatment to a suspected broken jaw and fractured cheek bone.

Police Constable Luke Sands, of Christchurch police, said: “We are carrying out a number of enquiries into this incident and I am appealing for any witnesses who have not already spoken to police to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55180204666. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via