A MAN sustained a bleed on the brain after an altercation with a group of teenagers in Bournemouth.

At around 8.10pm on Saturday July 4 the victim, a man aged in his 20s, was walking along Meyrick Road with another man when a confrontation occurred involving a group of teenagers.

During the incident, the victim was punched, causing him to fall to the ground. He was taken to hospital by ambulance but discharged as his injuries were not thought to be serious.

The following day, however, he became unwell and went to hospital where it was discovered he sustained a bleed on the brain that required surgery.

His injuries are not described as life-threatening.

And now officers investigating the assault are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The group are described as white teenagers, two male and one female, aged between 15 and 17 years old.

The two male teenagers were wearing dark-coloured clothing, with one of them wearing a black top with a white design on the front.

The female is described as having long blonde hair and was wearing a red Puffa-style jacket with two distinctive white lines on the back in a ‘V’ shape.

Detective constable Frances Howard, of Bournemouth CID, said: “This incident left the victim with significant serious injuries and an investigation is underway to identify those responsible.
“I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the assault to please get in touch.
“I would also urge any member of the public who may have information to help identify the offenders to please contact Dorset Police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email to 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk, or by calling 101 quoting occurrence number 55200096938.

Alternatively, people can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.