Man Attacked In Bourenmouth Pub

Detectives in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses after an assault at a pub in the town centre.

They've released an image of a man they wish to speak with.

It happened between midnight and 12.15am on Sunday 16 December 2012, inside the Mary Shelley pub on Old Christchurch Road.

The victim, a 26-year old Poole man, was drinking with two women when he was approached by an unknown man who punched him in the face.

He was knocked unconscious, and suffered a fractured cheek and nasty swelling to his forehead.

Detective Constable Laurence Ainley, of Bournemouth CID, said: “This appears to be an unprovoked attack on a young man inside a busy pub while he was socialising.

“I now have available a CCTV image of a man who I believe can help us with our investigation.

“I urge him to come forward and speak to us as I am keen to establish exactly what happened.

“I have also included a CCTV image of the victim with the two women he was drinking with moments after he was attacked.

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“They helped him to his feet and alerted door staff.

“The first woman is described as dark skinned with black frizzy hair, five feet eleven inches tall, aged around 23 and wearing a red dress.

 “The second was white with blonde highlighted frizzy hair, around five feet eight inches tall, of curvy build and wearing a polka dot dress.

“I am keen to speak to the two women and anyone else who may recognise those featured in the CCTV images to call police in confidence on the non emergency number 101.''

No arrests have been made.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 16:16. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.