A MAN suffered "nasty injuries", including a fractured skull and internal bleeding, after he was attacked near a pub in West Moors.

Detectives investigating the serious assault have issued a CCTV image of the suspects.

The victim, a local man aged in his 20s, had been drinking in the Tap and Railway pub with two friends on the night of Saturday, February 2.

His group had been involved in a minor altercation with two other men inside the venue before they left at around 11.15pm. The victim was then walking along Station Road when he was approached from behind and attacked by two men.

His friends witnessed the assault and reported that the offenders were the same men they had encountered in the pub earlier that night.

The men fled the scene as officers on patrol in the area arrived. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment to a broken eye socket, a broken jaw and fractured skull as well as internal bleeding to the head.

Detective Constable Steven Davis, of Bournemouth CID, said attempts had been made to identify the men responsible, but "these have so far been unsuccessful".

“The victim of this assault was left with nasty injuries," he said.

Anyone who recognises the men pictured in the CCTV image is urged to contact police on 101, quoting occurrence number 55190017395.