Dorset Police Appeal After Nasty Public Order Incident

Witness appeal following public order incident in Bournemouth

Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward following a public order incident in Bournemouth.
At around 5.50 am on Saturday 8 May 2021 the victim – a woman aged in her 70s – was walking on St Swithuns Road when she was approached by a man who said ‘hello’, before proceeding to touch her on the arm.
The victim told the man that he was too close. It is reported that he began to shout repeated verbal abuse at the victim as she walked away.
The man is described as five feet two inches tall and of stocky build with close-cut grey hair. He was wearing a dark-coloured Puffa-style jacket.
Police Constable Andrea Watson, of Bournemouth police, said: “This was a very distressing incident for the victim and I am carrying out enquiries to identify the man.
“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area and may have witnessed what happened to please get in touch.
“I am keen to hear from any motorists who were driving along the road around the time of the incident and may have captured anything of relevance on dashcam.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210072246. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call freephone 0800 555 111.

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