Man remains in 'stable condition' after being found with serious head injuries in Bournemouth town centre

Police investigation launched after man found unconscious with serious head injuries in Bournemouth town centre

Police investigation launched after man found unconscious with serious head injuries in Bournemouth town centre

UPDATE: Man found unconscious with serious head injuries in Bournemouth town centre

UPDATE: Man found unconscious with serious head injuries in Bournemouth town centre

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A POLICE investigation has been launched after a man was found lying in the road in Bournemouth town centre with serious head injuries.

Officers were called to Glen Fern Road in Bournemouth at 4.30am on Saturday morning by a member of the public.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said a 21-year-old man from Essex had been found injured in the street and taken to hospital.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said the circumstances of the incident were being investigated by police and no information has yet been released about how the man came to be injured.

On Saturday afternoon, they released a statement saying officers were still trying to establish how the man 'came about his injuries'. 

Yesterday, a spokesperson said the man remained in a stable condition in Southampton General Hospital.

His condition would continue to be monitored over the next few days, he added. 

The road was closed until Saturday afternoon to allow officers to examine the scene.

As well as a cordon manned by uniformed officers from St Peter’s Road to Glen Fern Road, two forensic officers spent hours examining two specific sites at the scene.

Bournemouth Echo:

Investigations focused on the road, where the man was found, as well as in woodland and undergrowth next to the road.

Around eight or nine evidence markers were placed on Glen Fern Road where blood was visible on the tarmac.

One forensic officer was also seen examining a piece of paper on the road, with another carrying out work at the entrance Gate Top Court in St Peter’s Road.

It is understood the premises, between Jazzy B’s takeaway and Plush club, are used for student accommodation.

Markers were placed on the door frame, with pictures also taken outside and inside.

One police officer was seen speaking to a woman at the rear entrance to Cameo nightclub in Glen Fern Road.

When the Daily Echo approached the woman at the entrance, she declined to comment.

Officers were also seen talking to students who live in The Outlook student accommodation for Bournemouth Business School International in Glen Fern Road.

Bournemouth Echo:

One student said they heard shouting in the morning.

Another, Naoko Shimaoka, added: “I was sleeping and around 4am – maybe 4.30am – I woke up because of the abnormal noise.

“It was music and shouting – but it was suddenly very loud – not the normal noise.”

Tanita Matthews, who works at the Norwegian Wood coffee house in Glen Fern Road, said she was shocked to see the police activity when she arrived at work this morning.

“It is quite unusual for around here. You don’t tend to see the police around this road that much.

“The cordon was up first thing; I thought it might have been related to the fire on Friday at the student block initially.

“It’s not great for Bournemouth's reputation. I hope the man will be okay.”

Ali Rad, who saw the cordon from the hand car wash in Glen Fern Road said: “A lot of the customers have been asking what’s going on.

“It’s terrible. I just arrived this morning and saw all the police.”

Bournemouth Echo:

Josephine Jackson, 73, from Bournemouth said: “I am still shocked when I see this in Bournemouth. It’s terrible. Maybe I am naive but we love Bournemouth and came here eight or nine years ago and everybody was so friendly.

“I don’t whether it’s happening more now or people are more aware of incidents; I think people are probably more aware of the problem. It’s just sad.

“It’s somebody’s son or brother - I hope he will be okay.”

Bus services were also being re-directed.

Witnesses are asked to contact Dorset Police on 101. 

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9:36am Sat 17 May 14

Huey says...

Another drink fuelled beating probably
Another drink fuelled beating probably Huey
  • Score: 7

9:43am Sat 17 May 14

Townee says...

Bournemouth crime rate down. Yea if you believe that then the moon is made of cheese.
Bournemouth crime rate down. Yea if you believe that then the moon is made of cheese. Townee
  • Score: 44

10:12am Sat 17 May 14

pete woodley says...

Townee wrote:
Bournemouth crime rate down. Yea if you believe that then the moon is made of cheese.
Dont you believe blunderhill.
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Bournemouth crime rate down. Yea if you believe that then the moon is made of cheese.[/p][/quote]Dont you believe blunderhill. pete woodley
  • Score: 3

10:17am Sat 17 May 14

billy bumble says...

If the culprit comes up before Wiggs he will get a suspended fine , a Certificate of Excellence and a £10 booze voucher
If the culprit comes up before Wiggs he will get a suspended fine , a Certificate of Excellence and a £10 booze voucher billy bumble
  • Score: 48

10:36am Sat 17 May 14

anotherfatslob says...

Why weren't ee wearing an 'elmet?????????
Why weren't ee wearing an 'elmet????????? anotherfatslob
  • Score: -34

10:38am Sat 17 May 14

eaststandman says...

What a dump my town has become. Well done to all concerned for getting it to this over the decades.
You must be so proud.............
What a dump my town has become. Well done to all concerned for getting it to this over the decades. You must be so proud............. eaststandman
  • Score: 63

10:40am Sat 17 May 14

ShuttleX says...

Nowhere in the story does it suggest a crime was committed. It is possible the person fell down and hit his own head. That won't stop the morons from hanging everybody on site though.
Nowhere in the story does it suggest a crime was committed. It is possible the person fell down and hit his own head. That won't stop the morons from hanging everybody on site though. ShuttleX
  • Score: 14

11:17am Sat 17 May 14

fuhamfc12 says...

with all the crime that is going on how can people feel safe around the town. What's more when people decide to hold events in Bournemouth what is taken in to consideration? is crime something that is discussed?

Gone are the days where you could go for a drink and ''enjoy'' yourself. Obviously no one knows what happened , but you can guess it was a drunken incident. Have a nice weekend all and enjoy the sunshine. Watch your bags and wallets.
with all the crime that is going on how can people feel safe around the town. What's more when people decide to hold events in Bournemouth what is taken in to consideration? is crime something that is discussed? Gone are the days where you could go for a drink and ''enjoy'' yourself. Obviously no one knows what happened , but you can guess it was a drunken incident. Have a nice weekend all and enjoy the sunshine. Watch your bags and wallets. fuhamfc12
  • Score: 23

11:54am Sat 17 May 14

BIGTONE says...

ShuttleX wrote:
Nowhere in the story does it suggest a crime was committed. It is possible the person fell down and hit his own head. That won't stop the morons from hanging everybody on site though.
If he did he was probably mugged while he was down.
[quote][p][bold]ShuttleX[/bold] wrote: Nowhere in the story does it suggest a crime was committed. It is possible the person fell down and hit his own head. That won't stop the morons from hanging everybody on site though.[/p][/quote]If he did he was probably mugged while he was down. BIGTONE
  • Score: 24

11:57am Sat 17 May 14

afcbtintin says...

Does any poster on this site care about the injured man? Or his family?

I hope he recovers sooner rather than later and then maybe the facts will come out and it will then MAYBE time to bemoan the state of the town and it's reputation.

God Bless the gentleman concerned.
Does any poster on this site care about the injured man? Or his family? I hope he recovers sooner rather than later and then maybe the facts will come out and it will then MAYBE time to bemoan the state of the town and it's reputation. God Bless the gentleman concerned. afcbtintin
  • Score: 27

12:02pm Sat 17 May 14

KLH says...

There are plenty of people around at that time of the morning full of drink who would give him a kick in the head for the hell of it. And either them or others would probably help themselves to his money and phone afterwards.

Many reasons why he could of ended up like this - any CCTV about?
There are plenty of people around at that time of the morning full of drink who would give him a kick in the head for the hell of it. And either them or others would probably help themselves to his money and phone afterwards. Many reasons why he could of ended up like this - any CCTV about? KLH
  • Score: 15

12:09pm Sat 17 May 14

BackOfTheNet says...

Is it just me that remembers the regular nasty fights, glassings and knifings in the 70s and 80s?

Perhaps people then went on about how it never happened in the 50s...
Is it just me that remembers the regular nasty fights, glassings and knifings in the 70s and 80s? Perhaps people then went on about how it never happened in the 50s... BackOfTheNet
  • Score: 40

12:21pm Sat 17 May 14

Huey says...

BackOfTheNet wrote:
Is it just me that remembers the regular nasty fights, glassings and knifings in the 70s and 80s?

Perhaps people then went on about how it never happened in the 50s...
Yes they are an integral part of the towns history and culture and we should ensure future generations can also appreciate town centre violence for years to come
[quote][p][bold]BackOfTheNet[/bold] wrote: Is it just me that remembers the regular nasty fights, glassings and knifings in the 70s and 80s? Perhaps people then went on about how it never happened in the 50s...[/p][/quote]Yes they are an integral part of the towns history and culture and we should ensure future generations can also appreciate town centre violence for years to come Huey
  • Score: 11

1:15pm Sat 17 May 14

High Treason says...

BackOfTheNet wrote:
Is it just me that remembers the regular nasty fights, glassings and knifings in the 70s and 80s?

Perhaps people then went on about how it never happened in the 50s...
I remember the occasional fight in the sixties but it was very rare you heard about broken glass being used or stabbings. But then there were very few drunks around and the police used to get them before the magistrate the next day with a 30 shilling fine.
[quote][p][bold]BackOfTheNet[/bold] wrote: Is it just me that remembers the regular nasty fights, glassings and knifings in the 70s and 80s? Perhaps people then went on about how it never happened in the 50s...[/p][/quote]I remember the occasional fight in the sixties but it was very rare you heard about broken glass being used or stabbings. But then there were very few drunks around and the police used to get them before the magistrate the next day with a 30 shilling fine. High Treason
  • Score: 12

1:38pm Sat 17 May 14

retry69 says...

BackOfTheNet wrote:
Is it just me that remembers the regular nasty fights, glassings and knifings in the 70s and 80s?

Perhaps people then went on about how it never happened in the 50s...
It's very true what you say but of course for some it's easier to blame the younger generations and in my opinion us older ones need to shoulder some of the blame if in fact things have got worse.its all well and good those few coming over all high and mighty but they (although in a small way )have allowed things to get as they are and to read some comments recently they try to make out it's isolated to Bournemouth which is far from the truth.
[quote][p][bold]BackOfTheNet[/bold] wrote: Is it just me that remembers the regular nasty fights, glassings and knifings in the 70s and 80s? Perhaps people then went on about how it never happened in the 50s...[/p][/quote]It's very true what you say but of course for some it's easier to blame the younger generations and in my opinion us older ones need to shoulder some of the blame if in fact things have got worse.its all well and good those few coming over all high and mighty but they (although in a small way )have allowed things to get as they are and to read some comments recently they try to make out it's isolated to Bournemouth which is far from the truth. retry69
  • Score: 11

4:33pm Sat 17 May 14

old duffa says...

get well soon young man

i have 3, 20 yr olds and worry every time they got out

there fine ,its the scum out there that worrys me

need to teach some of these thugs respect for human life
get well soon young man i have 3, 20 yr olds and worry every time they got out there fine ,its the scum out there that worrys me need to teach some of these thugs respect for human life old duffa
  • Score: 20

6:57pm Sat 17 May 14

BH1 loyal says...

Unusual for police action on glen fern road? Surely a wind up, and as for the lady who moved to bournemouth 9 years ago because everyone had been so nice that she met haha where do they find these people drunken fights happen EVERYWHERE .
Unusual for police action on glen fern road? Surely a wind up, and as for the lady who moved to bournemouth 9 years ago because everyone had been so nice that she met haha where do they find these people drunken fights happen EVERYWHERE . BH1 loyal
  • Score: 5

8:36pm Sat 17 May 14

nickynoodah says...

I remember getting tanked up in my early 20s and always having a fight in the fish and chip shop, also snogging women old enough to be my mother and waking up in bed with them the next morning,
its still the same now nothing changes you know.
I remember getting tanked up in my early 20s and always having a fight in the fish and chip shop, also snogging women old enough to be my mother and waking up in bed with them the next morning, its still the same now nothing changes you know. nickynoodah
  • Score: -7

9:43pm Sat 17 May 14

Townee says...

With all the modernisation going on in this area perhaps he had a fall due to all the rubbish, uneven paths, grass or any other things they have put in.
With all the modernisation going on in this area perhaps he had a fall due to all the rubbish, uneven paths, grass or any other things they have put in. Townee
  • Score: 1

10:42pm Sat 17 May 14

s-pb2 says...

fuhamfc12 wrote:
with all the crime that is going on how can people feel safe around the town. What's more when people decide to hold events in Bournemouth what is taken in to consideration? is crime something that is discussed?

Gone are the days where you could go for a drink and ''enjoy'' yourself. Obviously no one knows what happened , but you can guess it was a drunken incident. Have a nice weekend all and enjoy the sunshine. Watch your bags and wallets.
What rubbish. I manage to go into town and have an enjoyable night out most weekends and including last night without an incident like this
[quote][p][bold]fuhamfc12[/bold] wrote: with all the crime that is going on how can people feel safe around the town. What's more when people decide to hold events in Bournemouth what is taken in to consideration? is crime something that is discussed? Gone are the days where you could go for a drink and ''enjoy'' yourself. Obviously no one knows what happened , but you can guess it was a drunken incident. Have a nice weekend all and enjoy the sunshine. Watch your bags and wallets.[/p][/quote]What rubbish. I manage to go into town and have an enjoyable night out most weekends and including last night without an incident like this s-pb2
  • Score: 4

11:45pm Sat 17 May 14

rozmister says...

They seem to have widened the cordon after the initial one was put up (which just covered St Peters Road) which is strange because one would think the evidence would be compromised by traffic through the area between the attack and the cordon being widened.

Either way I hope the young man in question makes a speedy recovery and if someone else was involved I hope they're brought to justice.
They seem to have widened the cordon after the initial one was put up (which just covered St Peters Road) which is strange because one would think the evidence would be compromised by traffic through the area between the attack and the cordon being widened. Either way I hope the young man in question makes a speedy recovery and if someone else was involved I hope they're brought to justice. rozmister
  • Score: 1

7:36am Sun 18 May 14

Bonkeydollocks says...

I grew up in Bournemouth and was heading out in the mid 70s and early 80s to first the under 18s disco at the Town Hall, then the Maison Royale and Le Cardinale.

Bournemouth was a nasty place back then with many punch-ups, particularly when the West Howe boys were around, then the Southampton mob from the Warrens pub. But it was mainly fist fights, don't remember many glassings or stabbings back then. Something would kick-off in the Maison Royale 3-4 times most Friday and Saturday nights.

Nothing changes!
I grew up in Bournemouth and was heading out in the mid 70s and early 80s to first the under 18s disco at the Town Hall, then the Maison Royale and Le Cardinale. Bournemouth was a nasty place back then with many punch-ups, particularly when the West Howe boys were around, then the Southampton mob from the Warrens pub. But it was mainly fist fights, don't remember many glassings or stabbings back then. Something would kick-off in the Maison Royale 3-4 times most Friday and Saturday nights. Nothing changes! Bonkeydollocks
  • Score: 11

4:04pm Sun 18 May 14

Jammydodg says...

Townee wrote:
With all the modernisation going on in this area perhaps he had a fall due to all the rubbish, uneven paths, grass or any other things they have put in.
The modernisation is currently taking place at Horseshoe Common, at the top of Fir Vale Road, nowhere near where this poor chap was found. Don't make this about the "beautification" of the area, think about this poor guy and what was happened to him.
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: With all the modernisation going on in this area perhaps he had a fall due to all the rubbish, uneven paths, grass or any other things they have put in.[/p][/quote]The modernisation is currently taking place at Horseshoe Common, at the top of Fir Vale Road, nowhere near where this poor chap was found. Don't make this about the "beautification" of the area, think about this poor guy and what was happened to him. Jammydodg
  • Score: 2

6:15pm Sun 18 May 14

JemBmth says...

So the Police actually ventured into Glen Fern Road? I thought they were scared! Apparently it is one of the most dangerous roads in UK at night and never has a patrol
So the Police actually ventured into Glen Fern Road? I thought they were scared! Apparently it is one of the most dangerous roads in UK at night and never has a patrol JemBmth
  • Score: 2

6:21pm Sun 18 May 14

retry69 says...

JemBmth wrote:
So the Police actually ventured into Glen Fern Road? I thought they were scared! Apparently it is one of the most dangerous roads in UK at night and never has a patrol
Titter Titter
[quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: So the Police actually ventured into Glen Fern Road? I thought they were scared! Apparently it is one of the most dangerous roads in UK at night and never has a patrol[/p][/quote]Titter Titter retry69
  • Score: 0

10:20pm Sun 18 May 14

Jammydodg says...

JemBmth wrote:
So the Police actually ventured into Glen Fern Road? I thought they were scared! Apparently it is one of the most dangerous roads in UK at night and never has a patrol
Fir Vale Road is the 6th most violent street in the UK.
[quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: So the Police actually ventured into Glen Fern Road? I thought they were scared! Apparently it is one of the most dangerous roads in UK at night and never has a patrol[/p][/quote]Fir Vale Road is the 6th most violent street in the UK. Jammydodg
  • Score: -1

11:37am Mon 19 May 14

Bournemouth87 says...

eaststandman wrote:
What a dump my town has become. Well done to all concerned for getting it to this over the decades.
You must be so proud.............
Very proud. Think how many times this happens elsewhere in the uk. Bmth is far from a dump, move away if you dont like it here simple!!!
[quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: What a dump my town has become. Well done to all concerned for getting it to this over the decades. You must be so proud.............[/p][/quote]Very proud. Think how many times this happens elsewhere in the uk. Bmth is far from a dump, move away if you dont like it here simple!!! Bournemouth87
  • Score: 1

12:01pm Mon 19 May 14

Dorset Logic says...

eaststandman wrote:
What a dump my town has become. Well done to all concerned for getting it to this over the decades.
You must be so proud.............
yeah there was no crime at all up until 1996 apparently.
[quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: What a dump my town has become. Well done to all concerned for getting it to this over the decades. You must be so proud.............[/p][/quote]yeah there was no crime at all up until 1996 apparently. Dorset Logic
  • Score: 2

12:04pm Mon 19 May 14

Dorset Logic says...

nickynoodah wrote:
I remember getting tanked up in my early 20s and always having a fight in the fish and chip shop, also snogging women old enough to be my mother and waking up in bed with them the next morning,
its still the same now nothing changes you know.
They would be old enough to be your granny now if nothing has changed for you. yuk. Although the false teeth are a bonus I guess.
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: I remember getting tanked up in my early 20s and always having a fight in the fish and chip shop, also snogging women old enough to be my mother and waking up in bed with them the next morning, its still the same now nothing changes you know.[/p][/quote]They would be old enough to be your granny now if nothing has changed for you. yuk. Although the false teeth are a bonus I guess. Dorset Logic
  • Score: 1

12:05pm Mon 19 May 14

Dorset Logic says...

afcbtintin wrote:
Does any poster on this site care about the injured man? Or his family?

I hope he recovers sooner rather than later and then maybe the facts will come out and it will then MAYBE time to bemoan the state of the town and it's reputation.

God Bless the gentleman concerned.
an the moral high ground award goes to ......
[quote][p][bold]afcbtintin[/bold] wrote: Does any poster on this site care about the injured man? Or his family? I hope he recovers sooner rather than later and then maybe the facts will come out and it will then MAYBE time to bemoan the state of the town and it's reputation. God Bless the gentleman concerned.[/p][/quote]an the moral high ground award goes to ...... Dorset Logic
  • Score: 1

2:08pm Mon 19 May 14

arthur1948 says...

hit by a cycle?
hit by a cycle? arthur1948
  • Score: 1

1:26pm Mon 2 Jun 14

guisselle says...

nickynoodah wrote:
I remember getting tanked up in my early 20s and always having a fight in the fish and chip shop, also snogging women old enough to be my mother and waking up in bed with them the next morning,
its still the same now nothing changes you know.
How many grandchildren have you accumulated?
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: I remember getting tanked up in my early 20s and always having a fight in the fish and chip shop, also snogging women old enough to be my mother and waking up in bed with them the next morning, its still the same now nothing changes you know.[/p][/quote]How many grandchildren have you accumulated? guisselle
  • Score: 0

2:34pm Wed 11 Jun 14

speedy231278 says...

guisselle wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
I remember getting tanked up in my early 20s and always having a fight in the fish and chip shop, also snogging women old enough to be my mother and waking up in bed with them the next morning,
its still the same now nothing changes you know.
How many grandchildren have you accumulated?
Hopefully none, and no children either!
[quote][p][bold]guisselle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: I remember getting tanked up in my early 20s and always having a fight in the fish and chip shop, also snogging women old enough to be my mother and waking up in bed with them the next morning, its still the same now nothing changes you know.[/p][/quote]How many grandchildren have you accumulated?[/p][/quote]Hopefully none, and no children either! speedy231278
  • Score: 0

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