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Witness appeal following reported assault in Poole

13 September 2021
Officers investigating a report of assault in Poole are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

At around 3.30pm on Thursday 9 September 2021 it was reported that a man aged in his 60s in a wheelchair was assaulted by another man outside Tesco Express on Poole Quay.

Officers attended and a 39-year-old man, of no fixed abode, was arrested on suspicion of assault. He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Police Constable Sarah Donnelly, of Poole police, said: “We are continuing to investigate this incident and I would appeal for anyone with information that might assist our enquiries to please come forward.

“I understand there were a number of people in the area at the time of the alleged assault and I would ask anyone who witnessed what happened or may have captured the incident on mobile phone footage to please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210146076. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.

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