Police Investigate Golf Club Attack

Police in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a man assaulted several people in the Boscombe area of the town – with officers urging two of the reported victims to get in touch.

At around 1pm on Saturday, 4 September 2010, a man used a golf club to strike a 25-year-old woman, along with two other members of the public, near the junction of Sea Road and Owls Road.

The victim, from Boscombe, sustained minor bruising to her back.

Police Constable Stuart Winwood, of Boscombe police, said:

“The attacker was carrying a golf club and was accompanied by a man and a woman – who were both holding fishing rods – as he walked down Sea Road.

“The victim walked past the group and was then struck across the back with the golf club.

“When she turned around, this group ran towards the nearby traffic lights and the man then lashed out at an unknown man and woman with his golf club.”

The male was described as white, about five feet nine inches tall and of a medium build, with a shaven head. He was wearing dark shorts and trainers and was not wearing a top. He is said to have a very tanned complexion.

PC Winwood continued:

“This was an unprovoked attack on members of the public, who were simply trying to go about their normal lives.

“I’d ask anyone who saw this man, and anyone who witnessed these attacks, to call Dorset Police urgently..

“I am also appealing for the man and woman who were attacked to come forward as soon as possible.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01202 22 22 22 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.