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Man Charged After Sex Attack
Police in Bournemouth are appealing for information after a woman said she was sexually assaulted in the town centre.
It happened sometime between midnight and 1am on Sunday 16 June 2013 along Wimborne Road.
A 43-year-old Bournemouth woman was walking alone between Richmond Hill and Cemetery Junction when she was attacked but managed to escape and tell police.
Detective Constable Ben Singleton, of Bournemouth and Poole CID, said: “I am hoping that someone may have witnessed this incident.
“I am also very keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed a man aged in his twenties with short hair crossing the road erratically and disrupting traffic along Wimborne Road prior to this alleged attack taking place.
“The victim was treated in hospital for minor bruising to her head.
“Witnesses and anyone with information about the alleged offender should contact Dorset Police as soon as possible in the strictest confidence.”
A 21-year-old man from Poole has been arrested and charged with a sexual offence and actual bodily harm.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101.
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