POLICE are hunting a man who smacked four women's bottoms in a series of assaults in Bournemouth.

They have issued a CCTV image in the hope of catching the offender, who assaulted four victims in a 40-minute period.

Two women were assaulted at the Co-op petrol station in Castle Lane West between 5.21pm and 5.27pm on Saturday April 13. A man smacked or touched the women's bottoms and made lewd comments.

Over the next half an hour two further incidents took place in the Castlepoint area involving a man riding a bicycle.

The victims are aged between 18 and 40 years old.

Police Constable Chris Vaughan, of Bournemouth police, appealed for witnesses and said: "Following inquiries we believe the same man was responsible for all four incidents."

Information to Dorset Police on 101, quoting occurrence number 55190055852 or to the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.