Residents are shocked by the ‘enormous fight’ which has spilled over the street from the Bournemouth hotel

The incident happened at the Riviera Hotel in Burnaby Road, Alum China.

RESIDENTS have reacted to a ‘huge fight’ at a Bournemouth hotel over the weekend in which a police officer was assaulted.

Officers were called to the Riviera Hotel in Burnaby Road, Alum Chine, at 8.44pm on Sunday June 13, to a fight involving around 10 people.

Three people have been arrested after a police officer and a woman were assaulted during the incident.

A man who lives down the road said: “There was a big fight and shards of glass all over the road.

“A lot of people were staying at the Riviera Hotel for a wedding and a lot of people were kicking cars in the parking lot.”

He added: “I looked out the window when the police arrived and there were several officers running down the road.

“It’s the first time something like this has happened here. The hotel is very good.”

Bournemouth Echo: Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident

Bournemouth Echo: Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident

Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident

Read more: Police called to battle outside Riviera Hotel in Bournemouth

Another resident added: “It was a big fight and a big punch.

“I could hear screaming, so I looked out the window and they were throwing glasses all over the road.

“I went out this morning and picked up the remaining glass which the police had missed during the sweep.

“A guy was kicking cars and smashing exterior mirrors. It was quite scary.

A 19-year-old man from Weymouth has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a rescue worker and causing criminal damage.

On top of that, a 32-year-old woman from Portland was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a rescue worker and a 28-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of a fight, two counts of assault causing actual bodily harm and possession of cannabis. .

A Dorset Police spokesman said: ‘It is reported that a woman and a police officer were assaulted during the incident. Their injuries are not described as serious.

Posting on social media in relation to the incident, Bournemouth PC Police Officer Joel Brooks said: ‘I sympathize with anyone who saw it or learned new words.

“I returned to the hotel to reassure staff and guests, but all the residents I saw were obviously not there.”

The Riviera Hotel declined to comment.


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