Man charged after 67-year-old knocked unconscious in Bournemouth

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Dorset Police are continuing to investigate the alleged assault. Credit: ITV Meridian

A man has been charged following an alleged serious assault in Bournemouth.

Dorset Police received a report that a 67-year-old local man had been seriously assaulted by another man in Christchurch Road, Bournemouth at 9:52pm on 30 June.

The victim fell to the ground and was knocked unconscious.

Officers and the ambulance service attended and the victim was taken to hospital, where he remains with life-threatening injuries.

It was reported that the alleged offender also assaulted another man, who sustained a fracture, cuts and bruising.

A woman, who tried to intervene, was also pushed to the ground by the suspect.

A 31-year-old man from Bournemouth has been charged with assault by beating and two counts of grievous bodily harm with intent.

He is due to appear at Poole Magistrates' Court on 4 July.

Dorset Police have been asking for witnesses to come forward who may have any information.

Detective Inspector Neil Third said: "Our investigation has very much progressed and is now being conducted by the Major Crime Investigation Team.

"Even though an arrest has been made, I would like to renew our appeal for any witnesses to the incident who have not yet spoken with police to come forward.

"We are now aware that a man and a woman with a small child were in the area at the time and I would very much like to speak to them as they may have important information that could assist us."