6.44 AM Wednesday 23 July 2014

Witness appeal after pensioner assaulted in Poole

Police in Poole are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a pensioner was assaulted in the Creekmoor area of the town.

The incident happened on Creekmoor Lane at around 9pm on Monday 31 December 2012.

The victim, a 69-year-old man from Poole, was punched in the face after responding to a knock at his door.

The assault resulted in him receiving a black eye, as well as cuts and bruises to his face.

The offender ran off towards Fleetsbridge.

Police Constable Paul Mellor, of Poole Police, said: “This unprovoked attack is extremely rare and has had a significant impact on the victim.

“I would ask any witnesses, anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious around the time of this incident, and anyone with information about the person responsible, to call Dorset Police on 101.

“The suspect is described as a white man aged in his late twenties with a shaven head.

“He was wearing a long dark shirt and jeans.”

At this time no arrests have been made.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 31:362. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

 

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