Teen Sexually Assaulted in Bournemouth

30 July 2010, 07:23 | Updated: 30 July 2010, 08:13

Women advised not walk alone at night after 18 year old is sexually assaulted by two men in Bournemouth Gardens.

Police say it happened near to the crazy golf between 11pm and midnight last Saturday, July 24th.

The alleged offenders are described as being white, aged between 16 and 18. One of the men was wearing a grey top at the time of the incident.

Detective Constable Nick Hodge, of Bournemouth & Poole Public Protection Unit, said: "Prior to the assault the victim was in Bournemouth Gardens, looking for her mobile phone.

"The victim is reported to have been lured into bushes by two men who claimed to know where her phone was and could help her get it back. They are then reported to have sexually assaulted her."

He added:

"This was a nasty and unprovoked attack and I’d urge anyone who has any information about this incident to call police immediately.

"While this type of incident is extremely rare, I would urge people to take care when they are out and about at night, and, where possible, to avoid walking around alone."

An 18 year old man has been bailed in connection with the attack.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01202 or 01305 22 22 22 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.