Officers investigating an alleged assault and criminal damage incident in Ferndown are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

At around 12.55am on Sunday 2 May 2022 officers were called to reports of a disturbance on the campsite of Bluebird Social Club in Ham Lane. It is alleged that one man was assaulted during the incident and that a lawnmower was set alight.

A 47-year-old man from Wimborne was arrested on suspicion of common assault and has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Police Constable Mal Dye, of Dorset Police, said: “This incident took place over the early May Bank Holiday weekend and I know there were a number of families and young children on the campsite at the time.

“Thankfully the fire was extinguished before it spread to the fuel tank, and potentially averted a dangerous explosion.

“I would ask anyone who witnessed the incident to please contact Dorset Police as they may have important information that could assist my investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220068856. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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