CCTV images have been released by police after a man was left with a broken eye socket and a fractured skull following an attack in West Moors.

The victim, a local man aged in his 20s, had been drinking in the Tap and Railway pub with two friends on the night of Saturday, February 2.

Police say his group had been involved in a minor altercation with two other men inside the venue, before they left at about 11.15pm.

The victim was then walking along Station Road when he was approached from behind and attacked by two men.

His friends witnessed the assault and reported that the offenders were the same men they had encountered in the pub earlier that night.

The men made off from the scene as officers arrived.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment to a broken eye socket, a broken jaw and fractured skull as well as internal bleeding to the head.

Detective Constable Steven Davis said: “The victim of this assault was left with nasty injuries and we have made a number of enquiries in an attempt to identify the men responsible.

“These have so far been unsuccessful and I am now in a position to issue a CCTV image of the suspects in the hope that someone will recognise them.

“I would urge anyone with information about their identity to contact police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190017395. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via