Bournemouth Driver Attack During Attempted Robbery

13 December 2016, 09:11 | Updated: 13 December 2016, 12:15

A driver's been attacked by two men in an attempted robbery in Bournemouth.

The man in his 60s was sitting in a car in Iddesleigh Road with a woman last week when the pair demanded her mobile phone.

The victim was hit over the head and kicked when he confronted them.


Dorset Police Statement

It was reported that at around 9.30pm on Tuesday 6 December 2016 a local man and woman sat in a parked car on Iddesleigh Road.

The female passenger attempted to leave the vehicle when she was approached by two men demanding that she hand over her mobile phone.

The driver a man aged in his 60s got out of the vehicle to confront the two men. He was hit on the back of the head by an unknown item causing him to fall to the floor where he was then kicked twice.

The offenders attempted to take items out of the male victim's pockets but nothing was stolen. He sustained minor injuries which were treated at the scene.

The first offender is described as white, tall and aged in his 30s. He had light brown hair worn in a centre parting.

The second offender is described as white, aged in his 30s and of average height. He was described as having short dark hair and no teeth. He was wearing a black coat with red trim.

Detective Constable Mark Richardson, of Bournemouth CID, said: "I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information that could assist with my investigation to come forward.

"I would particularly like to hear from a female member of the public who intervened during the incident causing the offenders to leave the scene.

"I would also ask that anyone who saw two men matching the description acting suspiciously in the area at the time to please contact police."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55160182814. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via