A MAN suffered a serious head injury and needed stitches following a fight in Swanage High Street.

The altercation occurred near the Town Hall between 2.30am and 3am on Friday, August 4.

A Dorset Police spokesman said it was reported as a fight and that there were three victims and a similar number of offenders.

One of the victims - a 51 year old Swanage man - was taken to hospital with serious head injuries and needed stitches.

No arrests have been made and police are appealing for witnesses.