Renewed appeal for information in relation to sexual assault in Bournemouth

Alert message sent 27/01/2021 12:33:00

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Detectives are renewing their appeal for information as they continue to investigate a sexual assault in Bournemouth and are issuing images of a man they would like to speak to as a witness.

 The victim, a woman aged in her 20s, was sitting outside a fire escape at Cameo in Fir Vale Road between 3.30am and 4.30am on Wednesday 1 January 2020 when a man approached and sat down beside her. He then proceeded to sexually assault her.

 The man was not known to the victim. 

 Detective Constable Holly Sexton, of Bournemouth CID, said: “I appreciate this incident was over a year ago now, but our investigation is still continuing as we owe it to the victim to explore every line of enquiry available to us.

“Over the past year we have carried out a range of enquiries including a review of CCTV footage, a number of forensic examinations and further investigative work, but we have still not been able to identify the suspect.

“I am now issuing an image of a man who was in the vicinity around the time of the assault and would urge anyone with information as to his identity to please contact us. I would like to stress that we are treating this man purely as a witness, not as a suspect, and believe he may have information that might assist our investigation.”

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email, or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200000143. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via
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Julie Heath (Dorset Police, Neighbourhood Alert Officer, Dorset)

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