A MAN'S leg was broken during an 'unprovoked attack' near the beach in Bournemouth last week.

Police are calling for anyone with information to come forward after the incident, which happened at around 6.50pm on Tuesday, May 14.

Officers say a group of five young black men were walking up the pathway from Bournemouth Pier toward East Cliff and behind the Bath Road South car park when their paths were blocked by a group of four men, who are described as mixed race or black.

The victims were threatened and ran towards the car park. However, two were tripped by members of the other group.

One of the victims suffered a broken leg as a result. A second had his head stamped on. He suffered minor injuries. Both were taken to hospital.

Detective Constable Paul Priestley, of Bournemouth CID, said: “This is believed to have been an unprovoked attack that left one of the victims with a nasty injury.

“We have been carrying out a number of enquiries to identify the men involved, including a review of CCTV in the area."

Anyone with information should contact police via dorset.police.uk or by calling, 101, quoting 55190072662.