Man hospitalised after fight outside Christchurch pub

POLICE are keen to trace this person in connection with an alleged assault outside a pub in Christchurch.

Officers received reports of a fight outside The Thomas Tripp pub, in Wick Lane, at around 8.10pm on Friday, December 22.

During the incident, a man from Bournemouth – in his 30s – was reportedly knocked unconscious and taken to hospital for treatment.

Officers attended and a 20-year-old man from the New Forest area in Hampshire and a 27-year-old man from the Dorchester area were arrested on suspicion of affray.

They have both been released on police bail while enquiries continue.

Detective Constable Robin Mackay, of BCP CID, said: “I am continuing to investigate this incident and would ask any witnesses who have not already spoken to police to please get in touch.

“As part of my enquiries I have obtained a CCTV image of a man I would like to identify and I would ask anyone who recognises him to please contact Dorset Police.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230200298. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously online at or by calling 0800 555 111.