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A 44 year old woman has been assaulted in Bournemouth.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after the attack in the Boscombe area of the town.
The incident, in which a Bournemouth woman sustained bruising to her legs and arms, happened along Carysfort Road – between Walpole Road and Hamilton Road – sometime between 11pm and 11.50pm on Friday, 5 August 2011.
It is believed that the man made off on foot.
Detective Constable Ben Singleton, of Bournemouth CID, said:
"This was an extremely distressing and cowardly attack on a lone woman and I am determined to find the man responsible.
"I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this attack, and anyone who recalls any suspicious or unusual activity along Carysfort Road on Friday night, to contact me urgently.
"Anyone with information about the man responsible should call Dorset Police as soon as possible."
No description of the offender is available.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01202 22 22 22 quoting incident number 5:737. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply..