A TEENAGER caught up in a clash between two groups on Bournemouth seafront last weekend says it is “ludicrous” no-one was arrested.

The 17-year-old boy from Christchurch, who does not want to be named, claims the group he was with were attacked by a large gang of youths who threatened to stab him and his friends and hit them with bottles.

The teenager has spoken out after seeing a report about the incident in the Daily Echo on Tuesday. The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was caught up in the Saturday night violence said her daughter was dragged by the hair and hit over the head with a bottle.

According to the boy who spoke to the Echo, the people in his group “were not fighting back”.

He said: “We were having a small party on the beach near the West Cliff lift when a group of around 25-30 people came down and were picking fights. They were threatening to stab people.

“One of my friends appeared to have blood on their face – apparently they had been bottled in the chin area. A couple of my other friends were hit with bottles. There were girls in the attacking group who were pouring vodka on the girls in our party and trying to bottle them. I was trying to get my friends out of the situation. It was scary.

“When the police arrived around midnight, some of the attackers dispersed.”

As reported previously, staff at the nearby West Beach restaurant offered to help some of the victims and let them into their premises.

Police said two groups of teenagers were involved in a ‘disturbance’ and an investigation was ongoing. They have now confirmed they received two reports of 16-year-old boys being assaulted. “We have received no further reports of any injuries and no arrests have been made. We have not received any reports of anyone being assaulted by a glass bottle or being threatened with stabbing,” a spokesperson said.

Nobody involved required hospital treatment.

But the 17-year-old boy said he “does not feel enough was done on the night”.

“It’s ludicrous how no-one was arrested.

“It has put me off going to that area, it’s becoming more dangerous I think.”