A MAN is in a life-threatening condition in hospital after an alleged assault in Bournemouth.

Two people have been arrested after emergency services were called to Westover Road on Saturday, November 18, shortly after 6.10pm.

Dorset Police received a report from the ambulance service that a man had sustained injuries at a private address in the road.

The man, aged in his 50s, was taken to hospital for treatment, where he remains in a life-threatening condition.

An investigation was launched, and a 30-year-old man from Poole was arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm.

A 33-year-old woman from Christchurch was also arrested, on suspicion of assisting an offender.

It is believed that both people are known to the victim, and that there is no information to indicate any wider risk to the public at this stage.

Officers continuing to investigate the alleged assault are appealing for witnesses or anyone with any information to come forward.

Detective inspector Shaun Inkpen, of Bournemouth CID, said: “We are continuing with our investigation into the circumstances of the incident.

“I am appealing for anyone with information who has not yet spoken with officers to please come forward.”

A spokesperson for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) said: “We were called at 18:08hrs on Saturday 18 November to an incident on Westover Road, Bournemouth.

"We sent two double-crewed land ambulances, an operations officer and an air ambulance, and we conveyed one patient by land ambulance to Southampton General Hospital.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police at dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55230182652. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.