A MAN has been arrested in connection with a reported assault on a woman in Bournemouth.

Dorset Police received a report at around 7.25pm on Saturday September 25 that a woman was assaulted on Ringwood Road near to the junction with Victoria Road.

It is alleged that the victim – a woman aged in her 20s – was punched and kicked by a man. She attended hospital for treatment to bruising and pain to her ribs.

Enquiries were carried out and a 31-year-old man from Ferndown, who is known to the victim, was arrested on suspicion of assault.

He has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Police Constable Will Saunders, of East Dorset police, said: “We have been carrying out extensive enquiries into this incident so far and our investigation has now led us to be in a position where I need witnesses to help me.

“I would urge anyone who may have seen what happened or captured anything of relevance on dashcam to please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210155349.

Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.