Manhunt In Bournemouth

5 September 2012, 16:13 | Updated: 5 September 2012, 16:19

Detectives investigating a serious assault in the Charminster area want to trace the man convicted of the attack.

Mohamed Tabte  attacked a 30-year-old man outside Peppino’s Restaurant along Charminster Road, at around 2am on Sunday 22 January 2012. The victim, from Bournemouth, sustained severe head injuries.

Tabte was convicted of grievous bodily harm and was due to be sentenced in June 2012, but he failed to turn up in court and police have not been able to find him. 

Detective Constable Tristan Downie, of Bournemouth CID, said: “This was an extremely nasty and unprovoked attack in which the victim suffered numerous skull and jaw fractures, resulting in a bleed on the brain and permanent damage.

“Mohamed Tabte has been found guilty of committing this assault and we are very keen to find him so that he can be sentenced and brought to justice.”

He is described as approximately five feet nine inches tall, of slim build with short black hair and is of Middle Eastern appearance. 

DC Downie continued: “He is a dangerous man. Should anyone see him and recognise him we advise that they do not approach him, but to phone Dorset Police on 999.” 

Anyone who sees Mohamed Tabte should phone 999 immediately. Anyone else with other information about him should contact Dorset Police in confidence on 101.