CCTV appeal following sexual assault in Bournemouth

25 March 2020
Officers investigating a sexual assault in Bournemouth are issuing a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to.

Some time between 1am and 1.30am on Friday 21 February 2020 a woman aged in her 20s was in Subway on Old Christchurch Road with her boyfriend and a friend. The woman was approached by two men, one of whom began making sexual comments toward her.

The man then went to buy a sandwich, but began to film the victim on his phone from across the shop. He then approached the victim from behind and forcibly grabbed her bottom. After a few seconds he let go and moved away.

Police Constable Russell Thomas, of Bournemouth police, said: “The victim was understandably left shaken by this incident and I am appealing to any witnesses or anyone with information to please contact us.

“I am also keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the man from the CCTV.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200028314. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via

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