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18 October 2011, 12:33 | Updated: 18 October 2011, 12:37
Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after two 9-year-old girls were assaulted in Bournemouth.
The two girls reported that they had been approached by a man in the Southbourne area of the town at about 11am on Sunday (16 October) in Fishermans Walk.
Now many details have been released but we know there was some kind of row. The two girls were not hurt but were left very upset.
Detective Sergeant Steve Symms, of Bournemouth CID, said: “This is an extremely unusual incident which has caused distress to the young girls and their family.
“The man’s motives are not known at this time and it is not quite clear what exactly happened.
“I am keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at that time and specifically to a man who was walking a dog and a woman pushing a pram.
“I am also appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact me as soon as possible.”
The offender is described as a black man, between 50 and 60 years old, between six feet and six feet two inches tall and has dreadlocks. He was wearing a navy coloured top, a short sleeved black leather jacket and blue jeans.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 16:292. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.