TWO people looking to hire bikes from a rental company on Bournemouth seafront were subject to anti-Semitic abuse by two men returning bikes.

Police have now released an image of two people they would like to speak to in relation to the incident.

At around 3.55pm on Tuesday, August 3, at Front Bike Hire on Bournemouth seafront, to the east of Bournemouth Pier, two men aged in their 30s were enquiring about renting some bikes when they were the subject of anti-Semitic abuse by two other men, who were just returning their bikes to the location.

Police Constable Olivia Galliver, of Bournemouth police, said: “Dorset Police takes all forms of hate crime very seriously and we are carrying out a full investigation to try and identify the men involved in this incident.

“I am issuing an image of two people we would like to speak to as part of our enquiries and would urge anyone with information as to their identity to please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email to or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210129860.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.