A MAN is due to undergo surgery after suffering cuts to his head and face during a fight in a Poole bar.

Police were called to Le Bateau in Commercial Road, Ashley Cross at 2am on Saturday May 18 after reports that a fight had broken out between two men.

The men are believed to be known to each other.

Now officers have appealed for witnesses.

One man sustained a head injury and a second man, aged in his 30s, received cuts to his head and face.

A 28-year-old man from Bournemouth was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and assault and has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is urged to call Dorset Police on 101, quoting occurrence number 55190074649 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.