A FIGHT broke out in a residential area of Christchurch in which one man was punched in the throat and car crashed with a man.

Police were called to reports of an assault involving two men in Dorset Road, Somerford, on Sunday at around 8.45pm.

It was reported that one of the men punched the other in the throat before one of the men was involved in another altercation with a different man.

During the incident, it is reported that a collision occurred involving a vehicle and one of the men. He was taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

A spokeswoman for Dorset Police said the road was closed to allow emergency services to deal with the incident.

Residents reported a large police and ambulance presence in the area for some time.

Police enquiries are ongoing and no arrests have been made.