Appeal for witnesses after man is assaulted in Boscombe

Detectives in Bournemouth need help to trace thugs who attacked a 77 year old man, leaving him with a broken hip.

Victim of assault in Boscombe left with broken hip

Police appeal for attackers Credit: ITV news

Detectives in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses to an attack on an elderly man in Boscombe. The 77 year old was left with a broken hip and is being treated at Poole Hospital. He was pushed to the floor by a man on a bike, on the corner of Christchurch Road and Parkwood Road.

Anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.

Detective Sergeant Andy Bell, of Bournemouth CID, said: "I understand that the victim asked a group of cyclists to stop riding along the pavement and that one of these cyclists pushed him to the ground, causing serious injury.

This area will have been busy at this time and I am keen to speak with anyone who can help me with this investigation."

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