CCTV appeal following public order incident in Bournemouth

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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: https://www.dorset.police.uk/news-information/article/11681

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210002187. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.
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