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Sixth arrest over alleged assault and armed alert in Christchurch



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Police want to hear from witnesses who filmed the incident on their phones
Police want to hear from witnesses who filmed the incident on their phones

A SIXTH arrest has been made by detectives investigating an alleged assault and armed alert in Christchurch.

As reported in the A&T, officers were called at about midday on Wednesday 3rd February to reports of a disturbance at an address in Somerford Road.

It was reported a group of men armed with weapons arrived in vehicles at the address, and a man aged in his 20s was assaulted. He was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Two 21-year-old men and a 49-year-old man, all from Bournemouth, were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder. A 42-year-old woman from Bournemouth was held on suspicion of conspiring to cause grievous bodily harm with intent. All four have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

A 70-year-old Bournemouth man, who had been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder, was released under investigation.

Now, following further enquiries, a 47-year-old man from Bournemouth has been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder. He has been released on bail pending enquiries.

Detective Inspector Mark Jenkins, of Bournemouth CID, said: “Our investigation is continuing and I am still keen to hear from anyone who was in the area and witnessed what happened.

“We are aware that members of the public may have filmed part of the incident on their mobile phones and I would like to renew my appeal for these individuals, or any motorists or residents who may have captured anything relevant on dashcam or home CCTV, to please get in touch.

“If anyone has any concerns, please continue to be reassured that officers from the local neighbourhood policing team can be approached with any community concerns.”

Those with information should contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or call 101, quoting reference number 55210020524. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call 0800 555 111.



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