Suspicious incident in Weymouth - witness appeal

18 March 2016

Police in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a suspicious incident in the town.

At around 5pm on Sunday 13 March 2016, a 10-year-old girl was cycling along Prospect Place in Upwey when a man approached her and asked her to help find his puppy.

When the victim told the offender she would tell her mother and the police, the man told the victim not to and grabbed her leg.

The girl ran away and told a relative about the incident. She was not physically injured.

The offender is described as white, tall and with stubble around his mouth. He wore a white T-shirt with a skull and crossbones design on it, a green army jacket, a black beanie hat, black fingerless gloves and grey trousers with red paint stains on them.

He also wore round glasses with blue sides and smart black shoes.

He ran off along a footpath at the end of Prospect Place which leads to two fields. 

Police Constable Dale Collins, of Weymouth and Portland police, said: “We do not know what the man’s intentions were but we are keen to trace to him and speak to him.

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area of Prospect Place on Sunday afternoon and saw a man matching the description to please call me on 101.

“I know the footpath in Prospect Place and the nearby fields are popular with dog walkers. If you know who this man is, please call me urgently.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number13:269. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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