Bournemouth assault: Dorset Police seek public assistance in investigation

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In the early hours of Saturday, 10th June 2023, a man in his 20s suffered a violent assault in Bournemouth, prompting an urgent appeal from Dorset Police for information that could aid their ongoing investigation.

The assault, which took place between 12:30am and 1:20am in an alleyway behind a row of shops off Charminster Road, close to the Dancing Jug, left the victim with significant injuries. He sustained a broken nose, a cut to his head, and a serious knee injury necessitating surgery.

We have conducted a number of initial enquiries into this assault and, following further contact with the victim, I am now in a position to appeal for information from members of the public to assist our investigation.

I am keen to hear from any witnesses or any motorists in the area who may have captured anything of relevance on dashcam footage.

Detective Constable Evelyn Ahmadi, Bournemouth CID
Dancing Jug, Charminster
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DC Ahmadi is particularly interested in any witnesses to the incident or motorists who were in the vicinity at the time. She urged those who might have captured anything of relevance on dashcam footage to come forward.

If you have any information related to this incident, you’re encouraged to contact Dorset Police directly at or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55230089361.

Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers. They can be reached online at or via Freephone at 0800 555 111.

The assault has left the community on edge, and Dorset Police are working diligently to ensure justice is served. Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could prove critical in helping the police find the person responsible and bring them to justice.

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