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Concern over incident in Bournemouth shop

Officers in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a pram was pushed away by a stranger in a shop in the town centre.

The incident, which was reported to police yesterday, is believed to have taken place between 17 and 19 December 2012 at Primark on Commercial Road.

The victim, a 29-year-old Bournemouth woman, reported that a man had taken her pram which had her baby inside and pushed it along a shop aisle on the ground floor of the store before being stopped by her.

Police Constable Jo Morgan, of Bournemouth police, said: “After the incident the offender followed the mother for a short while before she used the lift to another store level.

“The victim believes that the man had also followed her around the shop before the incident.”

The offender is described as white, in his late forties to early fifties, over six feet tall and of average build. He has dark medium length hair and was wearing a trench coat.

PC Morgan continued: “I am appealing for any witnesses to this incident and anyone with information about the man responsible to contact police.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who may have experienced a similar incident to call Dorset Police on 101.”


Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 14:243. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

Issued: 15 March 2013