1.12 PM Friday 27 May 2016

E-Fit appeal after common assault in Poole

Detectives in Poole are renewing their appeal for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a young girl was grabbed by an unknown man in the Alderney area of the town – with an e-fit of the offender being released.

E-fit image of a man police wish to speak with following a common assault in PooleThe incident happened sometime between 3.30pm and 4.10pm on Friday 8 February 2013 in the subway on Ringwood Road near the Alderney roundabout.

The victim, a 15-year-old Poole girl, was approached by an unknown man who grabbed her arm and tried to pull her away from the location.

Luckily she was able to shrug him off and run away.

She was not injured.

Detective Constable James Batty, of Poole CID, said: “Following further investigation, I am now able to release an e-fit image of a man I am keen to speak with.

“I would urge the man pictured to make contact with Dorset Police as soon as possible.

“This has been a very upsetting experience for the young victim, and she has been left extremely scared.

“I would also ask witnesses and anyone with information about the incident to come forward as they might be able to assist with our enquiries.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 12:245. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

Issued: 22 February 2013

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