Woman grabbed by stranger as she walks to work in Southbourne

Bournemouth Echo: Woman grabbed by stranger as she walks to work in Southbourne Woman grabbed by stranger as she walks to work in Southbourne

A WOMAN was left “extremely frightened” after she was grabbed by a stranger as she walked to work early in the morning.

The 38-year-old victim suffered minor cuts in the attack but managed to break free and call the police.

She was walking in the area of Fenton Road and Castlemain Avenue, Southbourne, when the assault happened at around 7am on Wednesday November 27. Police have just issued details of the incident.

PC Joe Tansey, of Bournemouth police, said: “This incident has left the victim extremely frightened, and it is lucky she was able to break free and run to safety.

“I am appealing for witnesses and anyone with information about the man responsible to contact Dorset Police in confidence as soon as possible.

“This attack took place in the early hours of the morning and it is possible someone may have seen what happened, or saw a man acting suspiciously in the area prior to the assault.”

The offender is described as a white man, aged between 25 and 30 and over 6ft tall.

He was wearing a Puffa-style body warmer over a jumper with the hood pulled over his head.

Anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident 27:49.

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2:03pm Tue 3 Dec 13

hooplaa says...

If this was reported as soon as it happened then the person stands a better chance of being caught! Why tell us 6 days after?
If this was reported as soon as it happened then the person stands a better chance of being caught! Why tell us 6 days after? hooplaa

2:10pm Tue 3 Dec 13

pete woodley says...

Very poor description given by police.
Very poor description given by police. pete woodley

3:23pm Tue 3 Dec 13

smhinto says...

Yet another example of anti-social behavior being on the decrease i see!!
Yet another example of anti-social behavior being on the decrease i see!! smhinto

3:27pm Tue 3 Dec 13

homerjsimpson1979 says...

Great description.

White man, aged between 25 and 30 and over 6ft tall wearing a Puffa-style body warmer over a jumper with the hood pulled over his head.

You have just described 60% of the Bournemouth population.

How about reporting the incident on the 27th when it happened? Dont worry I am sure he is still close seeing as he has had 6 days to run away.

I wish the Police would think of the victim here.. I am sure everyone would like this cretin caught but I am not holding my breathe with rubbish reporting like this.
Great description. White man, aged between 25 and 30 and over 6ft tall wearing a Puffa-style body warmer over a jumper with the hood pulled over his head. You have just described 60% of the Bournemouth population. How about reporting the incident on the 27th when it happened? Dont worry I am sure he is still close seeing as he has had 6 days to run away. I wish the Police would think of the victim here.. I am sure everyone would like this cretin caught but I am not holding my breathe with rubbish reporting like this. homerjsimpson1979

3:48pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Controversial But True says...

hooplaa wrote:
If this was reported as soon as it happened then the person stands a better chance of being caught! Why tell us 6 days after?
It's to give him a head start from those PCSO's on bikes!!
[quote][p][bold]hooplaa[/bold] wrote: If this was reported as soon as it happened then the person stands a better chance of being caught! Why tell us 6 days after?[/p][/quote]It's to give him a head start from those PCSO's on bikes!! Controversial But True

3:50pm Tue 3 Dec 13

hooplaa says...

Controversial But True wrote:
hooplaa wrote:
If this was reported as soon as it happened then the person stands a better chance of being caught! Why tell us 6 days after?
It's to give him a head start from those PCSO's on bikes!!
:-)
[quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hooplaa[/bold] wrote: If this was reported as soon as it happened then the person stands a better chance of being caught! Why tell us 6 days after?[/p][/quote]It's to give him a head start from those PCSO's on bikes!![/p][/quote]:-) hooplaa

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