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23 May 2011, 11:24 | Updated: 24 May 2011, 07:18
Police in Poole are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a serious assault in the Manning’s Heath area of the town.
The incident, in which a man struck a 26-year-old man with a baseball bat, happened along Calluna Road at around 11.30pm on Wednesday, 18 May 2011.
The victim, from Poole, sustained a fracture to his left forearm.
Police Constable Ben Sutton, of Poole police, said: “The victim has been left with a serious injury after this unprovoked attack.
“He was walking home from work along Calluna Road when the offender ran up to him holding a baseball bat above his right shoulder. The victim raised his arms to defend himself, but was struck twice.
“He ran away from his attacker and later attended Poole Hospital.”
The attacker is white, aged in his mid-twenties, around five feet seven inches tall, of a broad build, with cropped black hair..
He was seen in a people carrier style vehicle.
PC Sutton continued: “I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this nasty assault, and anyone with any information about the man responsible, to contact me as soon as possible.
“Any information could help me to bring the attacker to justice.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 01202 22 22 22 quoting incident number 18:581. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.