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Suspicious man seen in bushes on Queens Park Golf course
A DOG walker was ‘stunned and frightened’ when she spotted a man waiting in trees and bushes as she approached.
Christine Emm is warning other women to be wary as she feared being attacked when she saw the man looking towards her in the grounds of Queens Park Golf Club in Bournemouth.
“He kept popping out from behind a tree. I was thinking: ‘Why does he keep looking out towards me?’ There was no one else behind me.”
Just as the 54-year-old was deciding what to do, passers-by Peter Lovesey and his son Marcus came to her aid and the man ran off when he was approached by Mr Lovesey.
She added: “If Pete had not come over I think the man would’ve called me over or jumped out and done whatever. It was frightening as he could possibly have attacked me, you never know.
“I was stunned and it’s made me more aware.
“If he was not doing anything wrong he would not have run away.”
Mr Lovesey said he had spotted the man before he saw Mrs Emm and believes he was committing a sex act as she approached.
The 48-year-old said he got his son Marcus to stand with Mrs Emm while he ran after the man, who fled before the police arrived.
A Dorset Police spokesman confirmed they were called at 4.40pm on Saturday.
He said: “A female reported seeing the male acting strangely near a tree and bushes.
“Officers conducted an area search for him but nothing was found.”
Drug equipment also found
PETER Lovesey and his 14-year-old son Marcus are both golfers and had been walking their dog and looking for lost golf balls when they saw the suspicious man.
And the pair had already discovered drugs needles and paraphernalia in bushes near the A338 side of Queens Park Golf Course.
The equipment was near a makeshift tent in the bushes between the golf course and a path near the dual carriageway.
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