MULTIPLE fights on Bournemouth beach left one man with cuts to his face and another with injuries after he was headbutted.

A woman was attacked on an approach road to the beach, teenagers jumped into the water off Bournemouth pier and police were called several times to altercations.

Now officers have urged people to behave themselves as the temperature soars once again.

Dorset Police were called at 5.19pm yesterday a fight taking place in the area of Pier Approach in Bournemouth.

Officers attended and found a man who had cuts to his face and said he had been assaulted. Another man was found with minor injuries.

Both were taken to hospital for treatment to injuries that were not believed to be life-changing or life-threatening and did not give any further details as to how they came to sustain their injuries.

Officers also received a report at 5.22pm of a disturbance in Durley Chine Road. It was reported by a third party that a woman had been assaulted by a man who was known to her. A 25-year-old man from Middlesex was arrested on suspicion of assault. The woman, who did not sustain any injuries, was spoken to and did not wish to make a formal complaint. The arrested man was subsequently released without charge.

At 5.49pm police received a report raising concern relating to teenagers jumping into the water off Bournemouth Pier. It was advised that the coastguard or lifeguards would be offering words of advice.

Dorset Police then received a report of a fight at 7.45pm in the area of Durley Chine Road. Officers attended and it was reported that a man had been headbutted. Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

They received further reports between around 8pm and 10.45pm of altercations taking place in the area of Bournemouth beach. Officers attended on several occasions and carried out searches but there were no signs of any altercations taking place.

Neighbourhood Inspector Jon Wasey, of Bournemouth police, said: “Clearly there were a large number of people in the area of the beach yesterday and I was disappointed with the actions of a number of those. The behaviour of the minority placed a significant demand on police and other emergency services resources.

“I would like to pass my thanks to the majority of beach goers who behaved responsibly and our staff and partners who worked hard to keep people safe and respond to concerns.

“We will continue to liaise with partners to develop a response plan to deal with issues in the area and will take action against anyone committing offences. We would ask anyone that does visit the beach to behave responsibly and be considerate of others.”