Officers investigating an assault and criminal damage at a shop in Bournemouth are issuing a CCTV image of the suspects.

A member of staff at the Wine Art Westbourne store in Seamoor Road was assaulted by two people as he worked on the evening of Sunday 3 November 2019.

At around 4.45pm a female suspects entered the shop and was refused alcohol for not providing any identification, which led to a verbal dispute with the member of staff.

She left the store but returned around an hour later with a male, when the female suspect opened the door and was verbally abusive to the member of staff.

He went out to challenge her and was punched to the face. Two members of the public intervened and the suspects walked away.

At around 7.20pm the pair returned to the store again and the female suspect threw something, believed to be coins, at the member of staff while the male suspect pushed over wine bottles that were on the counter, causing some to smash.

He then repeatedly punched the victim to the face. The female suspect also hit him in the face and the victim was further assaulted by the male suspect before he was able to push them both out of the store.

The victim sustained a cut to his face as well as bruising to his arm and an injury to his ribs as a result of the assault.

Sergeant Steve Boston, of Dorset Police, said: “The victim was subjected to a nasty assault as he was just going about his job and we are determined to identify those responsible.

“We have been making enquiries into this incident and I am now releasing a CCTV image from the store in the hope that someone will recognise the suspects.

“I would urge anyone with information as to their identity to please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190173617. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via

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