POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a knife attack outside a nightclub.

Bournemouth Echo: CCTV

A 29-year-old man from Poole was left with superficial cuts to his stomach after he was assaulted by another man with a knife outside the Alika nightclub in Hurn House, Christchurch Road.

The victim was taken to Poole Hospital but later released.

Detective Constable Ken Todd, of Bournemouth CID, said: “Following further enquiries, I am now able to release an image of a man that I would like to speak with.

“I would urge the man pictured – and anyone who recognises him – to contact me, in confidence.

“I am also appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident, and anyone with any information about the person responsible, to contact police as soon as possible.”

Dorset Police can be contacted on 101, quoting incident number 7:42. Alternatively, people can call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111, where mobile phone tariffs may apply.