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Police have arrested a man as part of the investigation into a 'savage' attack on a 30-year-old man in Bournemouth.
He was left with a fractured skull and a broken jaw and also had some teeth knocked out. The man is currently being treated at hospital and his condition is described as serious, but not life threatening.
The incident happened outside Peppino’s Restaurant along Charminster Road at around 2.15am on Sunday 22 January 2012.
The offender made off in the direction of nearby Iddesleigh Road following the assault.
At the time, Detective Constable Tristan Downie, of Bournemouth CID, said:
“The victim has sustained extremely serious injuries as a result of this entirely unprovoked attack.
“He has suffered a fractured skull, fractured jaw, the loss of several teeth and other head injuries.
“I understand that the Charminster area was very busy at the time of this assault and I’d appeal to anyone with any information to get in touch urgently.”
A 38-year-old man from Bournemouth's been questioned and bailed.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 22:68. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.