Foreign Students Attacked

Police are appealing for witnesses after a group of foreign students were assaulted in Bournemouth town centre.

Five international students were attacked by a group of men next to the Bournemouth Eye in the Lower Gardens at around 1.30am on Monday 2 July.

Three of the students were pushed to the ground and punched repeatedly, two of them were left needing hospital treatment.

Police Constable Andy Lovering, of Bournemouth police, said: 

"This was a nasty, unprovoked and callous attack by a group of men on a number of foreign language students who were enjoying a night out.

"We are keen to hear from anybody who may have witnessed the incident or the behaviour of the offending group leading up to it.

“Most of the students are due to return back to their home country shortly, but they are understandably shocked by this incident.

"Anyone with any information is urged to contact Dorset Police in confidence."

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 02:113. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.