• Friday, June 09, 2023


Unidentified ‘Pakistani’ boy accused of rape on packed Bournemouth beach

Crowds enjoy the sunshine on the beach in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images)

By: Pooja Shrivastava

POLICE are still looking for a 17-year-old-boy, possibly of “Pakistani descent”, who is accused of raping a girl, 15, in the sea off a packed UK beach, reports said.


The incident happened in Dorset on Sunday (18) afternoon in the sea off Bournemouth beach near the Oceanarium. The girl was with her friends playing with a ball when it landed in front of a teenage boy, who threw the ball back and then began talking to the victim, before pulling her out deeper into the sea where he allegedly raped her, Dorset police stated in a report on Wednesday (21).

The offender told the victim that he was 17 and was travelling to Birmingham. Calling on the public to help in identifying the accused, Dorser police described the accused as “possibly of Pakistani descent with tanned skin, between five feet and five feet seven inches tall and of a thin but muscular build with short dark hair that was pushed back and looked freshly trimmed. He was wearing black or grey swimming shorts”.

Det Insp Wayne Seymour said: “I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who recognises the boy from the description given or may have seen him on the beach on Sunday.”

“This incident will understandably cause concern for the wider community and we would like to remind the public that officers from the local neighbourhood policing team will be carrying out patrols in the area and can be approached with any concerns.”



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