Man Could Go Blind After Attack

A man's been robbed in the Springbourne area of Bournemouth.

The incident, in which a 34-year-old Bournemouth man was approached by two men and struck to the face before his jacket was stolen, happened along an alleyway between St Clements Road and Hamilton Close at around 10.10pm on Sunday, 20 March 2011.

The victim was knocked unconscious and was treated for serious facial injuries at Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

He reported the robbery several days after the attack.

The stolen blue denim jacket contained £50 in cash. His mobile phone was broken during the robbery.

Detective Constable Joy Wright, of Bournemouth CID, said:

 “This was a shocking attack upon a lone man that has left him with very nasty injuries.

“He was left in considerable pain and he may have sustained permanent damage to his vision.”


The robbers are both white and aged between 25 and 30.

One of the attackers is of a stocky build and was wearing a dark ski jacket and a light blue baseball cap.

The other offender is of a slim build and was wearing a white hooded top.

DC Wright continued:

“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this robbery, and anyone with information about the men responsible, to contact me as soon as possible.

“All calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01202 22 22 22 quoting incident number 24:181. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.