After a teenage girl was approached by two men armed with a knife in Bournemouth, Dorset Police are asking for any potential witnesses to come forward.
On Saturday the 21st of January, at around 6pm the 14-year-old was walking through an underpass when a man holding what has been described as ‘a retractable workman’s knife’ approached the victim.
This incident occurred in the underpass beneath the Station Roundabout, near Asda in Boscombe.
The suspect has been described as around 5 foot 6 inches tall, wearing a black puffa jacket and a beanie hat, white and blonde.
The other man was taller, around 6 feet with a longer black coat and his hood up.
The victim was reported to be wearing headphones at the time of the event, so did not hear anything the men said to her. She fled from the situation in the direction of Holdenhurst Road.
Talking in Bournemouth Echo, an officer from Bournemouth Police, PC Jake Chester, has described the incident as ‘distressing’, and is ‘appealing to anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area of the underpass around the time of the incident.
This incident came shortly before Bournemouth made the ‘top 50 worst places to live in England’ list, which is based on a number of factors including safety and crime rates.