7.25 PM Thursday 17 April 2014

Witness appeal after alleged assault near Upton

Police in Poole are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after an alleged assault on a stretch of the A35 known as the Upton Bypass – with one man arrested.

The incident, in which a 22-year-old local woman was reportedly assaulted by a man along the A35 bypass near Upton, took place at approximately 9.15am on Friday 3 June 2011.

Police Constable Amy Burbidge, of Poole police, said: “I understand the woman was driving to work when she was forced to pull onto a grass verge by the driver of a white car and was reportedly assaulted.”

The woman sustained bruising and bleeding to her face.

A 25-year-old man from Poole was arrested and has since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

PC Burbidge continued: “I am appealing for anyone with information in relation to this incident to contact me urgently.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01202 22 22 22 quoting incident number 3:131. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.