Renewed CCTV appeal following rape in Poole

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Detectives continuing to investigate a rape in Poole have obtained new CCTV images of a man they would like to identify.
At around 2am on Saturday 4 September 2021 the victim – a woman aged in her 40s – met a man on a bench near to Slug & Lettuce on the High Street, before walking with him toward Baiter Park where it is reported that he raped her.
They walked together along Poole Quay, Stanley Road, Green Road, Green Gardens and Labrador Drive, before entering Baiter Park.
Detective Sergeant Ian Allen, of Bournemouth CID, said: “Our enquiries into this incident are ongoing and we are continuing to support the victim as our investigation is carried out.
“I have now obtained new CCTV images of a man I would like to identify and I would urge anyone with information about his identity to please come forward.
“We know that this incident could cause concern in the community and I would like to reassure the public that detailed enquiries are being carried out.
“Local officers out on patrols in the area can be approached by any member of the public who has concerns or would like to pass on information.”
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 55210143179. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.
Images can be seen via the Dorset police website here.
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