CCTV appeal following public order incident in Bournemouth

Alert message sent 18/01/2021 16:41:00

Information sent on behalf of Dorset Alert

Officers investigating a public order incident at a shop in Bournemouth are issuing images of a man they would like to speak to.

At around 4.15pm on Tuesday 5 January 2021 a man approached a member of staff at Co-Op in Wimborne Road in Moordown and paid for a number of items in cash. When the member of staff put his change down on the counter the man called her ‘rude’ for not putting it in his hand and became abusive.

 The victim said she was complying with guidance due to COVID-19 and the man responded by rubbing his hands all over the bag packing area. He then told the staff member ‘I hope you get COVID’ before leaving the store.

 Police Community Support Investigator Chris Wilson, of Dorset Police, said: “This incident was particularly upsetting for the victim as she had lost a loved one to coronavirus and we are keen to identify the man involved.

“I am releasing CCTV images of a man we would like to speak to as part of our investigation and would urge anyone with information as to his identity to please contact us.”

View images here:

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210002187. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call Freephone 0800 555 111.
Message sent by
Julie Heath (Dorset Police, Neighbourhood Alert Officer, Dorset)

Message tag words

Back to previous page
Click here to tweet this message to your followers

Discuss this alert message

Please see terms below before using this feature
Please be aware that the facility above is a Facebook service, posting your views will make some of your Facebook information visible to everyone (as with any Facebook activity).

The system administrators (VISAV Limited) monitor the content added. Any misuse or objectionable material should be reported to

The views expressed do not represent the views of the system administrators who are VISAV Limited, the Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other Information Provider using this service.