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Further image appeal following sexual assault in Bournemouth

Alert message sent 14/07/2021 11:05:00

Information sent on behalf of Dorset Alert

Detectives continuing to investigate a sexual assault on a woman in Bournemouth are issuing further images of a man they would like to speak to as part of their investigation.

At around 2.25am on Wednesday 7 July 2021 the victim – a young woman – was approached by a man as she walked along Charminster Road.

The man then walked with the victim along Heron Court Road and made several attempts to kiss her. The victim was subsequently sexually assaulted by the man at an address in Markham Road.

The offender was reportedly carrying a rucksack that had a speaker within it and was playing music. It is believed he may be eastern European.

Detective Inspector Simon Huxter, of Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “Our investigation into this incident is ongoing and we are continuing to do all we can to support the victim.

“We have now obtained further images of a man we are keen to identify as part of our enquiries and I would again urge anyone with information as to his identity to please contact us. The images show him wearing a fairly distinctive backpack and what appears to be an AFC Bournemouth football top.

View images here:https://www.dorset.police.uk/news-information/article/12801

“I would also like to renew our plea for any motorists who were in the area at the relevant time with dashcams and residents with home CCTV systems or doorbell cameras in the vicinity to please check their footage for anything relevant.

“Local officers have been carrying out increased patrols in the area and can be approached by members of the public with any information or concerns.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210107989. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call freephone 0800 555 111.
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