THREE men arrested as part of an investigation into an altercation and dangerous driving incident in Bournemouth have been released from police bail without charge.

Dorset Police launched an investigation into the incident in the car park of the Co-op store in Christchurch Road, near to the St Swithun's roundabout, shortly after 9am on Christmas Eve last year.

It was reported that an altercation involving three men had taken place.

The three men then reportedly left the scene in two vehicles – a black Jeep and a silver BMW X6.

Reports were subsequently received of a collision involving the two vehicles in the area of Hengist Road and Knole Road. Damage was caused to two parked cars, Dorset Police said.

It was reported that a man who had been a passenger in the BMW exited the vehicle and was then involved in a collision with the Jeep.

The man was taken to hospital for treatment but was subsequently discharged.

Following enquiries, two men – both aged 21 and from Bournemouth – were arrested on suspicion of affray and possessing an offensive weapon and were released on police bail.

A 28-year-old man from Christchurch was also subsequently arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and affray and was also released on police bail.

Providing an update on Friday, January 22, a Dorset Police spokesman said: "All three men have now been released from bail without charge at this time.

"Detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident."