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A woman's been sexually assaulted in Bournemouth after getting separated from her friends following a night out..
The 30-year-old woman was approached and then sexually assaulted in the lower gardens near the aviary and the bandstand at around 1.45am on Sunday 11th March 2012.
Detective Constable Shanena Stewart, of Bournemouth CID, said:
"The victim had been out with a group of friends before becoming separated from them.
"She was approached by an unknown man who then grabbed her and sexually assaulted her.
"She managed to fight off the offender who then ran off.”
The victim suffered minor injuries as a result.
The offender is described as mixed race, possibly Asian, aged between 30 and 40 years old, approximately six feet three inches
tall and of broad build. He has a round face with dark short hair and was wearing a cream jumper with blue jeans.
DC Stewart continued:
"I believe the offender was loitering around Westover Road prior to the assault.
"The victim was left very upset by this distressing incident.
“I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed this assault or who was in the area at the time.
"I also urge anyone with any information about the person responsible to contact the police as soon as possible.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101.