These men may have vital information about an assault

Police in Bournemouth have issued cctv images of potential witnesses Credit: Dorset Police

Dorset Police have released CCTV images of three men who may have vital information about an assault outside a bank in Bournemouth. A 20-year-old man was punched in the face by a stranger at about 3.30am on Sunday in front of the Barclays branch on Old Christchurch Road.

The victim was rendered unconscious. It transpired he had sustained a fractured skull and had bleeding on the brain. Detective Constable Matthew Manners, from Bournemouth CID said that the police want to speak to the men in the cctv images:

“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident, and anyone with any information about those responsible, to contact police as soon as possible.

“I would urge the three men pictured – and anyone who recognises them – to contact me, in confidence, urgently.

“Around thirty minutes prior to this incident, a 21-year-old Dorchester man was allegedly assaulted also on Old Christchurch Road.

“The victim sustained severe bruising and cuts to his head and face.

“A 23-year-old man of no fixed abode has been arrested and released on bail in relation to this earlier alleged incident, and continues to help police with their enquiries.”

CCTV images
Do you know these men? They may have vital information Credit: Dorset Police