Appeals following a stabbing and assault in Bournemouth

Alleged serious assault in Bournemouth – witness appeal

Detectives investigating an alleged serious assault in Bournemouth are asking witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.

At 5.38am on Saturday 1 September 2018 officers were called to a report that a 19-year-old man had entered the Golden Supermarket in Charminster Road with injuries to his back consistent with stab wounds.

Subsequent enquiries by officers led to allegations that an altercation between two men had taken place near to the store.

A 28-year-old Bournemouth man was arrested on suspicion of assault and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place. He has been released under investigation.

Detective Constable Steven Davis, of Bournemouth CID, said: “We are trying to establish what exactly happened that caused the victim to sustain his injuries, which are thankfully not life-threatening.

“I am appealing for any witnesses to the alleged assault to come forward.

“If anyone has any dashcam footage or private CCTV of the area in relation to the early hours of Saturday, I would also like to hear from them.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55180141380. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

CCTV appeal following assault in Bournemouth

Officers investigating an assault in Bournemouth are issuing a CCTV image of the suspect.

At around 3.25pm on Sunday 19 August 2018 the victim, a Bournemouth man aged in his 20s, was queueing at the cashpoint outside Tesco Express by the Northbourne roundabout in Wimborne Road when he verbally challenged a man who was urinating against the gate.

He then went into the store and was assaulted by the man’s friend, who headbutted him, causing him to fall back against a shelf and bump his head. The victim did not require any hospital treatment for his injuries.

Police Constable Scott Janes, of Bournemouth police, said: “We have carried out a number of enquiries to try and identify the man responsible for the assault.

“These have so far been unsuccessful and I am now releasing a CCTV image of the suspect in the hope that someone will recognise him.

“I would urge anyone with information in relation to his identity to contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55180133866. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.