A “PROFLIFIC shoplifter” spotted by police officers on their patrol was also a wanted man. 

The officers from the nighbourhood policing team were in Boscombe when they were told of the known man in the area. 

A spokesman for Bournemouth police said: “Keen officers began searching the area and the individual was quickly located. He is now assisting officers with their enquiries.  

“There will be plenty more over the next few weeks from the Boscombe neighbourhood policing team with the launch of 100 Days of Summer.” 

This is the second wanted person spotted in Bournemouth in recent days, after a woman wearing pink was found in The Square in the town centre. 

Dorset Police’s 100 Days of Summer initiative will see officers on dedicated foot patrols at key locations and times for 100 days. 

Police constables and police community support officers (PCSOs) will be visible in key areas of Bournemouth, Poole and Weymouth on a daily basis and will be supported by special constables. 

Assistant chief constable Mark Callaghan said: “We have listened to concerns of the community regarding anti-social behaviour and have worked hard to reduce this over the past few years, seeing a reduction of 22 per cent over the summer months in reported ASB between 2021 and 2023.”