POLICE have launched a rape investigation after a 17-year-old girl reported being assaulted in the toilets of a Bournemouth bar in the early hours of New Year's Day.

The victim was in Revolution in Old Christchurch Road early on Sunday, January 1, 2023 when she met a man on the dancefloor.

It is reported that she was subsequently sexually assaulted by the man in the female toilets at the venue.

Detectives have issued a CCTV picture of a man they are looking to speak to.

Detective Constable Emma Jeffries, of Bournemouth CID, said: “We have been carrying out extensive enquiries into this incident and specially-trained officers are continuing to support the victim.

Bournemouth Echo: Revolution at Old Christchurch Road, BournemouthRevolution at Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth (Image: Newsquest)

“We have obtained a CCTV image of a man we would like to speak to, and I am now in a position to release this to the public in the hope that somebody might recognise him.

“I would urge anyone with information regarding this man’s identity to please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at dorset.police.uk/contact or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55230000231.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.