Police carrying out rape investigation release CCTV images
CCTV images have been released as police carry out a rape investigation after a woman was reportedly sexually assaulted by a man in Bournemouth.
Two images have been released of a man police would like to identify following the incident in the early hours of Sunday, February 26.
The victim, a 19-year-old woman, was walking in the area of Lansdowne Road, between the flyover above the A338 and Beechey Road, between around 1.30am and 1.45am she was sexually assaulted by a man.
After the incident the offender reportedly made off on foot in the direction of Lansdowne.
The victim was then helped by a man. He asked if she was all right and walked with her to the nearby Bournemouth Travel Interchange, where it is believed she met someone who had arrived by coach.
Detective Inspector Mark Jenkins, of Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “We have been carrying out detailed enquiries into this incident and specialist officers have been supporting the victim.
“We have recently been able to obtain further details from her and are releasing CCTV images of a man we would like to identify as part of our investigation. I would urge anyone who recognises him to please contact Dorset Police immediately.
“I would also like to speak to the man who came to the aid of the victim following the incident and would urge him to come forward as I believe he may hold vital information to assist the investigation.
“Finally, I would ask any motorists who were travelling along Lansdowne Road or Beechey Road during the relevant time frame, as well as residents with home CCTV or doorbell cameras, to please check their footage for anything that might assist our enquiries.”
Detectives are urging anyone with information, images or footage relevant to the investigation to submit it via the UK Police Major Incident Public Portal at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/55HQ22M88-PO1.
We would ask that information is submitted through the MIPP if possible, for anyone without access to the internet contact can be made via 101, quoting occurrence 55230033381.
Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.