CCTV appeal following reports of sexual assault at Bournemouth beach

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Officers investigating reports of sexual assault on three girls as they were swimming off Bournemouth beach are issuing CCTV images of the two suspects.

The offences occurred at around 2.30pm on Sunday 8 July 2018, with the three victims aged between 11 and 14 reporting they had been touched inappropriately by two Asian men while swimming in the sea to the west side of the Bournemouth Pier.

Following enquiries, CCTV footage was obtained of the two suspects.

Police Constable Sebastian Haggett, of Bournemouth police, said: “We have made a number of extensive enquiries to try and identify the men pictured, including making contact with a number of other police forces.

“However, these efforts have so far been unsuccessful and I am now appealing for anyone who recognises the men pictured to please contact us.

“We remain in contact with the victims and their families and they are being kept updated with the progress of the investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email, or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55180106848. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via

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