Appeal for information following reported assault in Poole

Alert message sent 28/06/2021 16:57:00

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Officers are appealing for information following a reported assault in Poole – with one man arrested.

Between 8.15am and 8.30am on Thursday 10 June 2021 it is reported that the victim – a local woman aged in her 40s – was walking on Seaview Road near to the junction of Grove Road when a man has grabbed her by the throat. 

A beige-coloured car was driving nearby and beeped its horn. A woman in the car asked the victim if she was OK, before driving away from the scene.

The victim did not sustain any injuries that required medical treatment.

Following enquiries, a 40-year-old man from Bournemouth was arrested on suspicion of assault by beating. He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

The arrested man and the victim are known to each other.

Police Constable Ryan Malcolm, of Poole police, said: “Our enquiries are continuing into this incident and I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed what happened to please come forward.

“I am particularly keen to speak to the woman in the beige-coloured car as she may have important information to assist my investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210091969. 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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