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10 October 2017, 12:11
Two men have been questioned on suspicion of attempted murder, after two assaults being linked in Bournemouth.
A fight at the Kings Arms pub in Wallisdown Road on Saturday night left a man injured.
Another man and a teenage boy were then hurt at the school playing field in Talbot Drive.
Dorset Police said:
'At 5.47pm on Saturday 7 October 2017 it was reported that an altercation had taken place involving a group of people at the Kings Arms in Wallisdown Road during which a man in his 50s sustained injuries.
'Shortly afterwards a further incident was reported at the school playing field in Talbot Drive involving a van. Following this a 23-year-old man was found unconscious and taken to hospital for treatment to serious but not life-threatening injuries. A teenage boy also sustained minor injuries.
'Two men aged 29 and 40 and both from Bournemouth have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and released under investigation.'
Detective Inspector Andy Roberts, of Bournemouth CID, said:
"A full investigation is underway to establish what happened and we believe the two incidents are linked. As a result, officers will continue to carry out enquiries in the area and for public reassurance.
"Any witnesses to either incident or anyone with information about those involved should contact Dorset Police as soon as possible."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email email@example.com or by calling 101, quoting incident number 7:350. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.