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Woman inappropriately touched in Westbourne

Detectives in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a man inappropriately touched a woman in the Westbourne area of the town.

Some time between 11pm and 11.20pm on Monday, 27 June 2011, a man approached a 19-year-old Bournemouth woman along Alumhurst Road.

This man inappropriately touched the victim as they neared the junction with Herbert Road.

Detective Sergeant Lindsay Dudfield, of Bournemouth CID, said: "The victim ran away from the offender immediately after this distressing incident."

The offender is aged between 23 and 27, around five feet ten inches tall and of a tanned complexion or Middle Eastern appearance.

He was wearing shorts, a black T-shirt and dark baseball cap.

DS Dudfield continued: "I am appealing for anyone who witnesses this incident, and anyone with any information about the man responsible, to contact me urgently.

"All calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence."

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01202 22 22 22 quoting incident number 27:636. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.