Detectives in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man was blinded in one eye following an assault in the town.

At around 2.20am on Sunday 31 May, an altercation took place between a man and a woman at Le Chic bar in Christchurch Road.

The woman took off her stiletto shoe and hit the man three times over the head, forcing the victim to the floor.

The third strike caused serious injuries and has left the victim – a 27-year-old man from Bournemouth ­ – blind in his left eye.

Detective Constable Scott Brimicombe, of Bournemouth CID, said: “Following my investigation, I am now in a position to release a CCTV image of the suspect.

“This was a violent attack which has left the victim permanently blind in one eye. I would urge anyone who recognises the woman to please call me in confidence on 101.

“All calls will be treated in strict confidence.”

Quote incident number 31:56. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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