Image appeal following assault and criminal damage incident in Christchurch

Alert message sent 07/12/2020 11:34:00

Information sent on behalf of Dorset Alert

Officers investigating an assault and criminal damage incident in Christchurch are issuing an image of a man they would like to speak to.

 At around 11am on Saturday 28 November 2020 the victim, a man aged in his 40s, was walking with his family on a footpath at St Catherine’s Hill when he saw a black dog defecating on the path.

 The dog’s owner walked past and made no attempt to pick up the mess, so the victim started to film them on his mobile phone and challenged the owner about it.

 The owner carried on walking for a while before he turned toward the victim and threw a punch at him. The punch knocked the victim’s phone from his hand.

 An altercation then took place during which the man stamped on the phone, causing a dent in it.

 The victim sustained a cut to his right ear as a result of the incident.

 Police Constable Al Brown, of Dorset Police, said: “We are carrying out an investigation into this incident and I am issuing an image of a man we would like to speak to as part of our enquiries.

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“I would urge anyone with information as to his identity to please contact us.

“I would also encourage the man involved to come forward so we can take his account of what happened.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200179331. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call Freephone 0800 555 111.
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Julie Heath (Dorset Police, Neighbourhood Alert Officer, Dorset)

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