"I'm going to rape you": chilling threat from man who forced his way into car

Bournemouth Echo: "I'm going to rape you": chilling threat from man who forced his way into car "I'm going to rape you": chilling threat from man who forced his way into car

A WOMAN has spoken of her terror after being threatened with rape by a stranger who forced his way into her car.

Kirsty Bowden, 20, who lives in Bournemouth, was driving on her own close to Dudsbury Golf Course on Christchurch Road, Ferndown, when a man stepped out of the bushes and forced her to stop the car.

He got into the car through the passenger-side door and threatened to seriously sexually assault her.

Kirsty has been too frightened to drive since.

She said: “I just froze for a bit – I was thinking, ‘What am I going to do?’. He grabbed my hand and held it really tight against the gearstick. He said, ‘I have got a knife in my pocket and if you don’t do what I say I’m going to rape you’.”

She said she screamed at him to get out of her car, and he got out before running in the direction of Hobbycraft.

“I think he must have been on drugs,” she said.

“He just stepped out in front of my car, and I had to brake hard so that I didn’t hit him.

“He was really drunk – I could smell the alcohol on him. It was absolutely horrible.”

Police have issued an e-fit of the offender, who is described as white, with a pale complexion.

He is around 50 years old, of medium build, and 5ft 8ins tall.

He has short dark hair and a moustache, and was wearing a long-sleeved army fleece with a three-quarter zip and black woolly gloves. To speak to police about this incident, call 101 and quote incident number 29:492.

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8:19am Fri 1 Feb 13

Morrigan says...

My cousins live in London and many people up there drive round with their car doors locked - even the men - because they have so many similar incidents of people trying to jump in and steal their cars or attack them. There are also many cases of drivers stopping at traffic lights etc and someone passing will pull open the passenger door and steal women's handbags from the front seat etc.

It is a wise thing to do anywhere and I admit I do drive with locked doors in big cities and towns I am not familiar with - but it comes to something if we would have to start doing it locally .....
My cousins live in London and many people up there drive round with their car doors locked - even the men - because they have so many similar incidents of people trying to jump in and steal their cars or attack them. There are also many cases of drivers stopping at traffic lights etc and someone passing will pull open the passenger door and steal women's handbags from the front seat etc. It is a wise thing to do anywhere and I admit I do drive with locked doors in big cities and towns I am not familiar with - but it comes to something if we would have to start doing it locally ..... Morrigan

8:24am Fri 1 Feb 13

spooki says...

What a nut job! Even if she had hit the man she would have felt bad even though it wouldn't have been her fault! Scary thing to happen, poor woman.
What a nut job! Even if she had hit the man she would have felt bad even though it wouldn't have been her fault! Scary thing to happen, poor woman. spooki

9:09am Fri 1 Feb 13

Bliggo says...

Morrigan wrote:
My cousins live in London and many people up there drive round with their car doors locked - even the men - because they have so many similar incidents of people trying to jump in and steal their cars or attack them. There are also many cases of drivers stopping at traffic lights etc and someone passing will pull open the passenger door and steal women's handbags from the front seat etc.

It is a wise thing to do anywhere and I admit I do drive with locked doors in big cities and towns I am not familiar with - but it comes to something if we would have to start doing it locally .....
I wouldn't want to have a serious accident with all of my doors locked.
[quote][p][bold]Morrigan[/bold] wrote: My cousins live in London and many people up there drive round with their car doors locked - even the men - because they have so many similar incidents of people trying to jump in and steal their cars or attack them. There are also many cases of drivers stopping at traffic lights etc and someone passing will pull open the passenger door and steal women's handbags from the front seat etc. It is a wise thing to do anywhere and I admit I do drive with locked doors in big cities and towns I am not familiar with - but it comes to something if we would have to start doing it locally .....[/p][/quote]I wouldn't want to have a serious accident with all of my doors locked. Bliggo

9:22am Fri 1 Feb 13

Arjay says...

Bliggo wrote:
Morrigan wrote:
My cousins live in London and many people up there drive round with their car doors locked - even the men - because they have so many similar incidents of people trying to jump in and steal their cars or attack them. There are also many cases of drivers stopping at traffic lights etc and someone passing will pull open the passenger door and steal women's handbags from the front seat etc.

It is a wise thing to do anywhere and I admit I do drive with locked doors in big cities and towns I am not familiar with - but it comes to something if we would have to start doing it locally .....
I wouldn't want to have a serious accident with all of my doors locked.
In a modern car, central locking is automatically disengaged as part of the air bag protection system, in the event of an accident.

Some years ago, I had someone get into the back seat of my car at traffic lights - high as a kite on something or another - told me he had a 'pellet gun,' and ordered me to drive him to Matchams.

Cut a long story short, I drove towards Matchams (trust me, you tend to do as you're told in these situations!) and then, as the opportunity presented itself, I drove straight across the forecourt at Sainsbury's fuel station at Ferndown, where the guy did a runner of course.

I drive with my doors locked now.....
[quote][p][bold]Bliggo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morrigan[/bold] wrote: My cousins live in London and many people up there drive round with their car doors locked - even the men - because they have so many similar incidents of people trying to jump in and steal their cars or attack them. There are also many cases of drivers stopping at traffic lights etc and someone passing will pull open the passenger door and steal women's handbags from the front seat etc. It is a wise thing to do anywhere and I admit I do drive with locked doors in big cities and towns I am not familiar with - but it comes to something if we would have to start doing it locally .....[/p][/quote]I wouldn't want to have a serious accident with all of my doors locked.[/p][/quote]In a modern car, central locking is automatically disengaged as part of the air bag protection system, in the event of an accident. Some years ago, I had someone get into the back seat of my car at traffic lights - high as a kite on something or another - told me he had a 'pellet gun,' and ordered me to drive him to Matchams. Cut a long story short, I drove towards Matchams (trust me, you tend to do as you're told in these situations!) and then, as the opportunity presented itself, I drove straight across the forecourt at Sainsbury's fuel station at Ferndown, where the guy did a runner of course. I drive with my doors locked now..... Arjay

9:23am Fri 1 Feb 13

Dorset Mitch says...

Bliggo wrote:
Morrigan wrote:
My cousins live in London and many people up there drive round with their car doors locked - even the men - because they have so many similar incidents of people trying to jump in and steal their cars or attack them. There are also many cases of drivers stopping at traffic lights etc and someone passing will pull open the passenger door and steal women's handbags from the front seat etc.

It is a wise thing to do anywhere and I admit I do drive with locked doors in big cities and towns I am not familiar with - but it comes to something if we would have to start doing it locally .....
I wouldn't want to have a serious accident with all of my doors locked.
On impact the doors should unlock, if not its a case of just pulling your handle (inside) and you are out. All depends on your car mind.
[quote][p][bold]Bliggo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morrigan[/bold] wrote: My cousins live in London and many people up there drive round with their car doors locked - even the men - because they have so many similar incidents of people trying to jump in and steal their cars or attack them. There are also many cases of drivers stopping at traffic lights etc and someone passing will pull open the passenger door and steal women's handbags from the front seat etc. It is a wise thing to do anywhere and I admit I do drive with locked doors in big cities and towns I am not familiar with - but it comes to something if we would have to start doing it locally .....[/p][/quote]I wouldn't want to have a serious accident with all of my doors locked.[/p][/quote]On impact the doors should unlock, if not its a case of just pulling your handle (inside) and you are out. All depends on your car mind. Dorset Mitch

9:31am Fri 1 Feb 13

Morrigan says...

Bliggo wrote:
Morrigan wrote:
My cousins live in London and many people up there drive round with their car doors locked - even the men - because they have so many similar incidents of people trying to jump in and steal their cars or attack them. There are also many cases of drivers stopping at traffic lights etc and someone passing will pull open the passenger door and steal women's handbags from the front seat etc.

It is a wise thing to do anywhere and I admit I do drive with locked doors in big cities and towns I am not familiar with - but it comes to something if we would have to start doing it locally .....
I wouldn't want to have a serious accident with all of my doors locked.
In the event of a serious accident, do you really think locked doors would stop you getting out? What a ridiculous thing to say :o?

If it were *that* serious, then I'm sure the fire brigade would be happy to remove the top of your car :o/
[quote][p][bold]Bliggo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morrigan[/bold] wrote: My cousins live in London and many people up there drive round with their car doors locked - even the men - because they have so many similar incidents of people trying to jump in and steal their cars or attack them. There are also many cases of drivers stopping at traffic lights etc and someone passing will pull open the passenger door and steal women's handbags from the front seat etc. It is a wise thing to do anywhere and I admit I do drive with locked doors in big cities and towns I am not familiar with - but it comes to something if we would have to start doing it locally .....[/p][/quote]I wouldn't want to have a serious accident with all of my doors locked.[/p][/quote]In the event of a serious accident, do you really think locked doors would stop you getting out? What a ridiculous thing to say :o? If it were *that* serious, then I'm sure the fire brigade would be happy to remove the top of your car :o/ Morrigan

9:35am Fri 1 Feb 13

Hessenford says...

Morrigan wrote:
Bliggo wrote:
Morrigan wrote:
My cousins live in London and many people up there drive round with their car doors locked - even the men - because they have so many similar incidents of people trying to jump in and steal their cars or attack them. There are also many cases of drivers stopping at traffic lights etc and someone passing will pull open the passenger door and steal women's handbags from the front seat etc.

It is a wise thing to do anywhere and I admit I do drive with locked doors in big cities and towns I am not familiar with - but it comes to something if we would have to start doing it locally .....
I wouldn't want to have a serious accident with all of my doors locked.
In the event of a serious accident, do you really think locked doors would stop you getting out? What a ridiculous thing to say :o?

If it were *that* serious, then I'm sure the fire brigade would be happy to remove the top of your car :o/
All depends whether you were conscious or not.
[quote][p][bold]Morrigan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bliggo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morrigan[/bold] wrote: My cousins live in London and many people up there drive round with their car doors locked - even the men - because they have so many similar incidents of people trying to jump in and steal their cars or attack them. There are also many cases of drivers stopping at traffic lights etc and someone passing will pull open the passenger door and steal women's handbags from the front seat etc. It is a wise thing to do anywhere and I admit I do drive with locked doors in big cities and towns I am not familiar with - but it comes to something if we would have to start doing it locally .....[/p][/quote]I wouldn't want to have a serious accident with all of my doors locked.[/p][/quote]In the event of a serious accident, do you really think locked doors would stop you getting out? What a ridiculous thing to say :o? If it were *that* serious, then I'm sure the fire brigade would be happy to remove the top of your car :o/[/p][/quote]All depends whether you were conscious or not. Hessenford

9:42am Fri 1 Feb 13

rozmister says...

Hessenford wrote:
Morrigan wrote:
Bliggo wrote:
Morrigan wrote:
My cousins live in London and many people up there drive round with their car doors locked - even the men - because they have so many similar incidents of people trying to jump in and steal their cars or attack them. There are also many cases of drivers stopping at traffic lights etc and someone passing will pull open the passenger door and steal women's handbags from the front seat etc.

It is a wise thing to do anywhere and I admit I do drive with locked doors in big cities and towns I am not familiar with - but it comes to something if we would have to start doing it locally .....
I wouldn't want to have a serious accident with all of my doors locked.
In the event of a serious accident, do you really think locked doors would stop you getting out? What a ridiculous thing to say :o?

If it were *that* serious, then I'm sure the fire brigade would be happy to remove the top of your car :o/
All depends whether you were conscious or not.
If I found an unconscious person in a car and the doors were locked I'd probably just smash the window. In a life or death scenario I'm sure no one would mind you'd smashed their window; the car's already damaged anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morrigan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bliggo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morrigan[/bold] wrote: My cousins live in London and many people up there drive round with their car doors locked - even the men - because they have so many similar incidents of people trying to jump in and steal their cars or attack them. There are also many cases of drivers stopping at traffic lights etc and someone passing will pull open the passenger door and steal women's handbags from the front seat etc. It is a wise thing to do anywhere and I admit I do drive with locked doors in big cities and towns I am not familiar with - but it comes to something if we would have to start doing it locally .....[/p][/quote]I wouldn't want to have a serious accident with all of my doors locked.[/p][/quote]In the event of a serious accident, do you really think locked doors would stop you getting out? What a ridiculous thing to say :o? If it were *that* serious, then I'm sure the fire brigade would be happy to remove the top of your car :o/[/p][/quote]All depends whether you were conscious or not.[/p][/quote]If I found an unconscious person in a car and the doors were locked I'd probably just smash the window. In a life or death scenario I'm sure no one would mind you'd smashed their window; the car's already damaged anyway. rozmister

9:44am Fri 1 Feb 13

Morrigan says...

Hessenford wrote:
Morrigan wrote:
Bliggo wrote:
Morrigan wrote:
My cousins live in London and many people up there drive round with their car doors locked - even the men - because they have so many similar incidents of people trying to jump in and steal their cars or attack them. There are also many cases of drivers stopping at traffic lights etc and someone passing will pull open the passenger door and steal women's handbags from the front seat etc.

It is a wise thing to do anywhere and I admit I do drive with locked doors in big cities and towns I am not familiar with - but it comes to something if we would have to start doing it locally .....
I wouldn't want to have a serious accident with all of my doors locked.
In the event of a serious accident, do you really think locked doors would stop you getting out? What a ridiculous thing to say :o?

If it were *that* serious, then I'm sure the fire brigade would be happy to remove the top of your car :o/
All depends whether you were conscious or not.
But if you were not conscious, it would make little difference to you getting out if it were a *serious* accident - and even if it were less serious and you were unconscious, passers by would maybe not be able to open the door (in older cars where impact does not unlock the doors) - then they should not be attempting to get you out anyway or may risk damaging your spine etc.

At the end of the day, I would rather drive with MY doors locked and know that some nutter cannot just jump in my car and since I drive within the speed limits and road conditions, there is only a very slight chance of having an accident and one which I am prepared to risk, especially in inner cities such as London, where you are more likely to be car-jacked than have a *serious* accident :o/

Anyway, must dash ...... I have to go shopping and *will* be driving with my doors locked ;o)
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morrigan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bliggo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morrigan[/bold] wrote: My cousins live in London and many people up there drive round with their car doors locked - even the men - because they have so many similar incidents of people trying to jump in and steal their cars or attack them. There are also many cases of drivers stopping at traffic lights etc and someone passing will pull open the passenger door and steal women's handbags from the front seat etc. It is a wise thing to do anywhere and I admit I do drive with locked doors in big cities and towns I am not familiar with - but it comes to something if we would have to start doing it locally .....[/p][/quote]I wouldn't want to have a serious accident with all of my doors locked.[/p][/quote]In the event of a serious accident, do you really think locked doors would stop you getting out? What a ridiculous thing to say :o? If it were *that* serious, then I'm sure the fire brigade would be happy to remove the top of your car :o/[/p][/quote]All depends whether you were conscious or not.[/p][/quote]But if you were not conscious, it would make little difference to you getting out if it were a *serious* accident - and even if it were less serious and you were unconscious, passers by would maybe not be able to open the door (in older cars where impact does not unlock the doors) - then they should not be attempting to get you out anyway or may risk damaging your spine etc. At the end of the day, I would rather drive with MY doors locked and know that some nutter cannot just jump in my car and since I drive within the speed limits and road conditions, there is only a very slight chance of having an accident and one which I am prepared to risk, especially in inner cities such as London, where you are more likely to be car-jacked than have a *serious* accident :o/ Anyway, must dash ...... I have to go shopping and *will* be driving with my doors locked ;o) Morrigan

9:56am Fri 1 Feb 13

hamworthygirl says...

Poor woman she must have been terrified glad she escaped ok could have been very nasty. Im sure the police or fire services will tell you if its wise to lock the doors or not.
Poor woman she must have been terrified glad she escaped ok could have been very nasty. Im sure the police or fire services will tell you if its wise to lock the doors or not. hamworthygirl

12:23pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Hollers says...

hamworthygirl wrote:
Poor woman she must have been terrified glad she escaped ok could have been very nasty. Im sure the police or fire services will tell you if its wise to lock the doors or not.
The doors on both my car and my wife's auto lock when we pull away. One hopes the manufacturers have given thought to an accident scenario and release the locks in that case.
Best wishes to the lady concerned and hope the man (scum) is soon caught and given more than a slap on the wrist.
[quote][p][bold]hamworthygirl[/bold] wrote: Poor woman she must have been terrified glad she escaped ok could have been very nasty. Im sure the police or fire services will tell you if its wise to lock the doors or not.[/p][/quote]The doors on both my car and my wife's auto lock when we pull away. One hopes the manufacturers have given thought to an accident scenario and release the locks in that case. Best wishes to the lady concerned and hope the man (scum) is soon caught and given more than a slap on the wrist. Hollers

1:01pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes says...

So many sickos out there! Mostly men when it comes to vilent (spelling intentional) situations like this.

I remember back in the early 90's driving thru Camden Town/Kentish Town late at night the car in front was stopped at the lights. A couple of young ladies in the front. Then a group of black men juat casually opened the rear passenger doors and got in an sat down. They drove off, to this day memories like this still haunt me and makes me realize what some people are capable of.

Yes ALWAYS lock your doors people!!!
So many sickos out there! Mostly men when it comes to vilent (spelling intentional) situations like this. I remember back in the early 90's driving thru Camden Town/Kentish Town late at night the car in front was stopped at the lights. A couple of young ladies in the front. Then a group of black men juat casually opened the rear passenger doors and got in an sat down. They drove off, to this day memories like this still haunt me and makes me realize what some people are capable of. Yes ALWAYS lock your doors people!!! Bournesouthmouth Downpokes

1:27pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Stop Press says...

When did this happen?
When did this happen? Stop Press

1:33pm Fri 1 Feb 13

madras says...

I too drive regularly in south east/central london and always have my doors locked (and I am male - i don't think that's the point though) - it's not only about assault but also theft (and eg women leaving handbag on passenger seat)

In worst case scenario of accident i would assume someone could smash a window to help get me out
I too drive regularly in south east/central london and always have my doors locked (and I am male - i don't think that's the point though) - it's not only about assault but also theft (and eg women leaving handbag on passenger seat) In worst case scenario of accident i would assume someone could smash a window to help get me out madras

1:54pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Scary. Can't be too many people around that like like that photo though..............
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Scary. Can't be too many people around that like like that photo though.............. ............ Letcommonsenseprevail

2:45pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Mcfly77 says...

Good job it's not 'Movember' anymore. The suspect list would be 100's in the local area
Good job it's not 'Movember' anymore. The suspect list would be 100's in the local area Mcfly77

2:47pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Mcfly77 says...

Perhaps the police may want to check local boozersin Ferndown or circulate efit pics there. Just a thought!
Perhaps the police may want to check local boozersin Ferndown or circulate efit pics there. Just a thought! Mcfly77

2:49pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Wageslave says...

I drive a convertible so I guess I'm doomed. About time we were allowed to carry mace spray for defence.
I drive a convertible so I guess I'm doomed. About time we were allowed to carry mace spray for defence. Wageslave

5:04pm Fri 1 Feb 13

O'Reilly says...

Was he English...?
Was he English...? O'Reilly

5:12pm Fri 1 Feb 13

O'Reilly says...

Wageslave wrote:
I drive a convertible so I guess I'm doomed. About time we were allowed to carry mace spray for defence.
Mace?... carry a real tool a 9mm pistol. Give those Ras clarts the retribution they desrerve...Nowaimin?
[quote][p][bold]Wageslave[/bold] wrote: I drive a convertible so I guess I'm doomed. About time we were allowed to carry mace spray for defence.[/p][/quote]Mace?... carry a real tool a 9mm pistol. Give those Ras clarts the retribution they desrerve...Nowaimin? O'Reilly

5:25pm Fri 1 Feb 13

John T says...

As 'Kirsty has been too frightened to drive since', I am surprised that she has agreed to have her name unnecessarily advertised by the ECHO.
As 'Kirsty has been too frightened to drive since', I am surprised that she has agreed to have her name unnecessarily advertised by the ECHO. John T

5:27pm Fri 1 Feb 13

GAHmusic says...

Decent e-fit for a change, hope they catch him soon
Decent e-fit for a change, hope they catch him soon GAHmusic

8:07pm Fri 1 Feb 13

BIGTONE says...

Good Grief.....
He looks like a glum Adolf.
Good Grief..... He looks like a glum Adolf. BIGTONE

10:05pm Fri 1 Feb 13

MngsMnr says...

Have a heart! If he looks remotely like that e-fit he's a seriously ugly f***er
Have a heart! If he looks remotely like that e-fit he's a seriously ugly f***er MngsMnr

10:24pm Fri 1 Feb 13

ben12341979 says...

John T wrote:
As 'Kirsty has been too frightened to drive since', I am surprised that she has agreed to have her name unnecessarily advertised by the ECHO.
haha!! .
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: As 'Kirsty has been too frightened to drive since', I am surprised that she has agreed to have her name unnecessarily advertised by the ECHO.[/p][/quote]haha!! . ben12341979

7:55am Sat 2 Feb 13

kirstybowden12 says...

I'm not being funny but yes most people do tend to lock their doors when they are driving in big cities or places that they dont know, but tbh, i have been driving too and from my job in colehill since november and have never had a problem so i didnt really think about it. i have even walked from colehill to my home which is roughly 3 hours and everything was fine. ferndown is such a quiet/posh area you just dont expect it too happen.

ps, haters keep hating!
I'm not being funny but yes most people do tend to lock their doors when they are driving in big cities or places that they dont know, but tbh, i have been driving too and from my job in colehill since november and have never had a problem so i didnt really think about it. i have even walked from colehill to my home which is roughly 3 hours and everything was fine. ferndown is such a quiet/posh area you just dont expect it too happen. ps, haters keep hating! kirstybowden12

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