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Boy has ear bitten off in Bournemouth street

Police want to speak to these people after the assault Credit: Dorset Police

A 17 year-old boy has had his ear bitten off in an assault in Bournemouth.

Police believe the victim was attempting to break up a fight on Old Christchurch Road when he was hit on the head with a bottle and had part of his ear was bitten off. Officers think a woman threw the bottle and a man bit him on the ear.

The victim, from Christchurch, was taken to hospital for treatment in a non life-threatening condition.

The assault took place on Old Christchurch Road at around 1.40 in the morning on Wednesday 15th February.

Police are looking to identify a number of people captured on CCTV who may be able to help with the investigation.

I would urge anyone who recognises them to please contact Dorset Police. Alternatively, if you are pictured please come forward.

I understand the offenders may have got into a waiting taxi on Old Christchurch Road and I would like to hear from this taxi driver as they may have information about the incident.

– Detective Constable Karen Penn, Dorset Police

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