AN ‘ALTERCATION’ at the Sandbanks Ferry Crossing on Monday morning is being investigated by police.

At about 9am a campervan allegedly jumped the waiting queue at the Sandbanks side of the ferry crossing before being stopped by stewards.

Mike Edwards, a director who lives in Bournemouth, was on a walk when he witnessed what police have described as “an altercation”, he said.

“It was busy and the campervan driver decided to drive around the queue waiting for the ferry,” he said.

“He was stopped by a first group of stewards but managed to get by onto the ramp before being stopped by another group of stewards.

“He tried to get past but they wouldn’t let him and he eventually reversed out and drove off.”

A spokeswoman for the ferry service said that they did not wish to comment and had passed information to police.

A spokeswoman for Dorset Police said that they were called to the ferry crossing at 9.11am.

“There was an altercation this morning at the Sandbanks Ferry terminal,” they said.

“Enquiries are ongoing.”