A GLASS bottle and a knife were used in a fight that hospitalised five people outside a Bournemouth college in broad daylight.

Approximately six young people were involved in a fight that broke out outside Bournemouth and Poole College at around 2.45pm on January 25.

A 24-year-old man from Bournemouth and a 25-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent.

Both men were taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

A 17-year-old girl from Bournemouth was also arrested on suspicion of assault and wounding with intent.

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Detective Chief Inspector Andy Bell, of BCP CID, said: “From our early enquiries, we believe this incident involved two groups of young people who were known to each other and there was no wider threat to others in the area.

“Officers arrived on the scene and the situation was quickly contained, allowing treatment to be given to those who had sustained injuries and fast-time enquiries to be conducted.

“It is reported that a knife and a glass bottle were used in the incident and thankfully, there were no serious injuries.

“We understand that this was a busy time of day near to the college and there would have been a number of students and members of the public who witnessed what happened.

“I would ask anyone with information or footage in relation to this incident to please contact Dorset Police.

“A policing presence will remain in the vicinity as further enquiries are taking place.

“Our neighbourhood policing teams will be carrying out high-visibility reassurance patrols in the area and can be approached by anyone with information or concerns.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240012914.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.