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Dorset police releases e-fit image of Bournemouth rape suspect

Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images)

By: Pooja Shrivastava

AN e-fit image of a teenager, accused of raping a 15-year-old girl in Bournemouth beach, has been released as detectives have appealed for more information.

The young girl was attacked in the sea off Bournemouth beach on July 18 by a boy, also understood to be a teenager of Pakistani descent from Birmingham.

As per the reports, the victim was playing with her friends on the beach when her balls landed in front of a young male who then started chatting with the girl before pulling her into deeper water and raping her.

The incident occurred near the Oceanarium at around 3.30 pm when the beach was packed with people.

The offender told the victim that he was 17 and travelling to Birmingham.



He is described as possibly of Pakistani descent and is between five feet and five feet seven inches tall.

Officers have also said he has tanned skin, a thin but muscular build, and short dark hair that was pushed back and looked freshly trimmed.

Releasing the e-fit image of the suspect, Detective Inspector Wayne Seymourrom Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT) said that his team has received multiple reports of young Asian men approaching women on the day of the incident.



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