Officers in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and
anyone with information to come forward after an assault in the
Boscombe area of the town.
The incident happened along Cleveland Road between 5.05pm and
5.15pm on Monday 16 July 2012.
The victim, a 12-year-old boy from
Bournemouth, was walking his dog together with his friend over
Cleveland Road bridge toward St Clement’s Road. The victim’s friend
was playing with and throwing small white snap bangers onto the
floor when a turquoise coloured vehicle drove past and stopped.
Police Constable Dan Gadsden, of Bournemouth
police, said: “I understand that the front seat passenger stepped
out of the car and accused the two boys of throwing the bangers at
“The victim’s friend ran off – with the man
chasing him in the direction of St Clement’s Road.
“A short while later the offender returned and
pushed the victim against a fence and then threw him to the
The boy sustained grazes to his elbow and
The offender then returned to the car which
drove off turning right into Windham Road heading toward Ashley
The vehicle has been described as small, with
two doors and turquoise in colour.
Gadsden continued: “I would urge anyone who witnessed this assault,
saw the vehicle at this location, or has any information about the
person responsible, to contact police as soon as possible.”
Witnesses and anyone with
information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting
incident number 16:354. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous
Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may