Police called to fight outside Riviera Hotel in Bournemouth

A POLICE officer and a woman were assaulted during a fight involving around 10 people outside a Bournemouth hotel on Sunday night.

Officers were called to the Riviera Hotel in Burnaby Road, Alum Chine, at 8.44pm.

Three people were arrested and they remain in custody.

A Dorset Police spokesperson said: “We were called at 8.44pm on Sunday 12 June 2022 to reports of a fight outside the Riviera Hotel in Burnaby Road in Bournemouth involving around 10 people.

“It is reported that a woman and a police officer were assaulted during the incident. Their injuries are not described as serious.

“A 19-year-old man from Weymouth was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker and criminal damage.

“A 32-year-old woman from Portland was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker.

“A 28-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of affray, two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and possession of cannabis.

“All three remain in custody.”

Posting on social media in relation to the incident, Bournemouth police officer PC Joel Brooks said: “I sympathise to anyone who saw it, or learnt some new words.

“I’ve been back to the hotel to reassure staff and guests but all of the residents I saw obviously were not around.”

PC Brooks invited anyone with concerns to contact him at Joel.brooks@dorset.pnn.police.uk.


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