Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fire at a hotel in Bournemouth.

At around 6.15am on Sunday 4 February 2024, Dorset Police received a report of a fire at the Grove Hotel on Grove Road.

Officers attended to assist with road closures and the evacuation of the occupants of the building.

A man aged in his 40s was taken to hospital for treatment and is believed to be in a serious condition.

A cordon has been put in place and detectives are liaising with the fire service to establish the full circumstances of the incident. The cause of the fire has not been confirmed at this time.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Bell, of BCP CID, said: “Our enquiries into this incident remain ongoing and I am appealing to anyone who saw or heard any suspicious activity in the area to please come forward.

“Also, I would like to hear from any residents or motorists in the wider area who may have captured anything of relevance on home CCTV or dashcams that may assist my investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240017893. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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