A MAN was arrested at Poole Harbour on suspicion of assaulting a woman and two police officers.

Police were initially called to a report of a disturbance between a man and a woman on a boat in the water on Saturday evening.

Coastguard officers and the RNLI were requested to help in bringing the man and the woman back to shore, as well as securing the boat.

Dorset Police say it was reported the woman sustained an injury to her head and was taken to hospital for treatment.

During the incident it is also alleged the man assaulted two police officers.

A Dorset Police spokesman confirmed: "A 44-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault.

"During the incident, it is alleged that the man assaulted two police officers.

"He was also arrested on suspicion of assault with intent to resist arrest and assault by beating of an emergency worker.

"He has been released on police bail pending further enquiries."

Poole RNLI lifeboat volunteers were also called to the scene.

A spokesman for the RNLI said the call came in as the crew were back at the lifeboat station following a number of shouts that day.

"They received an immediate tasking to the Parkstone Yacht Club area to assist with a police incident, where there was two people on a small open boat and one casualty had a head injury and needed to be evacuated ashore .

"The D class had been tasked to support and stood by."

Emergency services attended the incident around 8.30pm on Saturday, September 19.