Girl Wakes Up Under A Parked Car

Police are trying to find out if a girl who woke up lying underneath a parked car after a night out in Bournemouth had been attacked.

Officers are particularly keen to speak to a taxi driver and the person who helped her.

The 20 year old from Poole, got into a taxi outside the V Bar nightclub on Exeter Road in Bournemouth at around 2.15am on Tuesday 4 December 2012, after a night out with friends.

The taxi had been ordered to take her to the Upton area, but for unknown reasons, ended up dropping her in West Hill Road.

The girl has no recollection of events after getting out of the taxi, although detectives feel it is possible she may have been a victim of an assault.

She woke up underneath a stationary vehicle at around 6am where she was helped into another taxi by an unknown man which took her back to her home address.

She had grazes to her legs.

Detective Constable Adrian Turner, of Bournemouth and Poole CID, said: ''This is an unusual incident and at this time it is
not clear exactly what has happened to this young woman.

It may be that she has been a victim of an attack, of course it is very important that I establish this one way or the other as soon as possible.

When she arrived back at her home address in the early hours of Tuesday morning, she was wearing a brown coat that didn't
belong to her, and this was possibly given to her by the unknown man who helped her into a taxi on West Hill Road.

We are very keen to speak to this person, who we believe is aged 65, and of average build with grey hair.

I also urge either of the taxi drivers involved to make contact with the police in order to assist us with our enquiries.

At this time it is unknown whether any offences have taken place, but we need to speak with these individuals urgently to determine this.''
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 04:42. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.