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Detectives are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a woman was allegedly assaulted on two occasions in Holt near Wimborne – with one man being charged.
The first incident, in which a 21-year-old woman was allegedly punched by a man, took place at Whitemoor fishing lake in Holt at approximately 4pm on Thursday 29 March 2012.
The second alleged assault took place shortly after the first – at some time between 4pm and 4.30pm.
During this incident, the same man reportedly punched the victim as she was driving a green Ford Ka along a country lane close to the fishing lake.
Detective Constable Rob Fletcher, from Bournemouth CID, said: “I understand that the first incident, which took place by the lake, was witnessed by a number of people. In particular, I believe that a woman intervened in the altercation.
“Also, I understand that a man witnessed the second incident, which took place in the car. This man tried to intervene before the car drove off towards Wimborne.
“I am very keen to hear from these two people – they may have information that will help me with my investigation. Also, I’d encourage anyone who witnessed these incidents to contact Dorset Police immediately by calling 101.”
A 25-year-old Bournemouth man was arrested and has been charged with assault by beating. He is due to appear at Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court today, Wednesday 4 April 2012.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 29:461. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.