HUNDREDS of clubbers were evacuated from the Old Fire Station after a teenager was assaulted at a drum and bass night on Saturday.

The venue in Holdenhurst Road was initially cordoned off before the decision was taken to close the building altogether.

A spokesperson from Dorset Police said: "At 11.55pm on Saturday, November 25, Dorset Police received a report from the ambulance service that a man had been assaulted at the Old Fire Station in Holdenhurst Road in Bournemouth.

"Officers attended the scene and a cordon was set up. The venue then took the decision to evacuate the premises.

"The 18-year-old man was taken to hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-changing or life-threatening.

"No arrests have been made at this stage and enquiries into the incident are continuing."

Two ambulances and a rapid response car were called to the venue and the casualty, who suffered a head injury, was taken to Poole Hospital for treatment.

Witnesses who attended the Enter/Drumfunk event said they had seen a bloodied jacket and vomit outside the venue.

A spokesperson for the Old Fire Station said: "The venue was closed early due to a serious incident in one of the rooms.

"Emergency services were called and we were instructed to close the venue so the incident could be resolved.

"We're sorry for the inconvenience this caused a large amount of customers. However, the safety of all our customers is a top priority.

"We have been informed that the person involved is ok and recovering in hospital."

A spokesperson for Enter said: "This was beyond our control and we are working closely with the venue and the DJs and artist management companies to reschedule the event as soon as possible.

"We should have news of the rescheduled date within the next few days. All tickets will be valid to use again."