Appeal for witnesses following reported suspicious incident in Bournemouth

Alert message sent 04/10/2021 12:18:00

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Officers investigating a report of a man filming female students in Bournemouth are appealing for two women who reported it to security staff to come forward.

At approximately 1.30pm on Thursday 30 September 2021 Dorset Police received reports that a man had been filming female students as they walked along Holdenhurst Road and had attempted to gain access to a university building.

Two women who are reported to have witnessed the incident were seen to approach a member of security staff at Tesco on Holdenhurst Road. The incident was reported to the Force by two nearby construction workers.

Officers attended and a 57-year-old man from Poole was identified and is assisting officers with their investigation. No arrests have been made.

Police Constable Zachary Dredge, of Bournemouth police, said: “Our investigations into this incident are ongoing. Unfortunately, we do not have the details of the two women who witnessed the incident and approached the security staff at Tesco. I would ask these individuals to please make contact with us so we can take an account from them.

“I would also ask anyone else who may have witnessed this reported incident or been approached by a man in unusual circumstances to please get in touch.

"Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team will be carrying out patrols in the area and can be approached by anyone in the community with any information or concerns."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210158108. 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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