Police in Christchurch are appealing for help after an alleged assault and theft in a car park off Bridge Street.
At approximately 1.30pm on Friday 6 June 2014 an altercation occurred between several people – who know each other – in the civic offices’ car park. The group which consisted of three women, two men and two children, were gathered around a parked red Skoda motor vehicle when the argument broke out.
During the incident it is alleged that a 35-year-old Christchurch woman was pushed over and her mobile phone was stolen from her car. She sustained minor grazes to her legs and arms.
DC Sara Johnson, of Bournemouth CID, said: “I believe there were several bystanders around at the time who witnessed the events that occurred in the car park – I urge them to come forward. I am keen to speak with anyone who has information that can help us determine exactly what happened.
“All calls are treated with the strictest confidence.”
A 41-year-old man from Christchurch was arrested on suspicion of assault and theft and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 6:222. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.