OFFICERS have released CCTV images of five men they would like to speak with in relation to an assault.

Two men aged 18 and 20 were sat on a bench outside Bar Me in Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, at around 4am on April 1.

The pair were approached by a group of five men who later assaulted them.

Now, officers would like to speak with the men involved.

Police Constable Gemma Thomas, of Dorset Police, said: “This appears to have been an unprovoked assault and we will do all we can to investigate violent incidents such as this.

“We have been carrying out a number of enquiries and I am now in a position to issue CCTV images of five people we would like to identify as part of our investigation.

“I would urge anyone with information regarding the identities of the individuals pictured to please contact us.”

Anyone with information can contact Dorset Police at or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240047726.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.