A 55-year-old has been arrested on supsicion of a racially or religiously aggravated assault after a Turkish woman was attacked in Bournemouth.

The woman, who is aged in her 20s, was walking in Charminster Road close to Cemetery Junction at around 2.20am today, Saturday, August 13, when she was approached by a man.

The man, who was walking in the direction of Bournemouth town centre, is alleged to have made a "religious comment" to the woman before punching her in the face.

She suffered bruising to her head but did not require medical treatment.

A passer-by came to the victim's aid and took her to a nearby bar to alert the police.

CCTV of a suspect was released and on Sunday evening the man, from Bournemouth was arrested and is helping police with their enquiries.