A MAN arrested after a security guard was assaulted at a Bournemouth supermarket has been released under investigation.

Police were called to the Asda store in St Pauls Road to reports of an assault on a member of staff just before 3.45pm on Monday.

The ambulance service also attended.

A man aged in his 20s was treated for injuries to his mouth and ears. He was taken to hospital but released later that same day.

A 28-year-old man from Poole was arrested on suspicion of assault as well as possession of a class A and a class B drug.

He has been released under investigation as police enquiries continue.

Investigations Officer Ady Gage, of Bournemouth CID, said: “We have carried out a number of enquiries into this incident including a review of CCTV footage.

“This incident occurred at a busy time of day for the store and I am appealing for any witnesses who have not already contacted police to get in touch.”

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 55180018919. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestopper-uk.org.