Woman claims she was groped in sea at same beach where 15-year-old girl was raped

Security on patrol on Bournemouth Pier (Image: Max Willcock/BNPS)

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A woman has claimed she was groped at the same beach where a 15-year-old girl was raped.

Police yesterday a the teenage girl had been raped in the sea off Bournemouth beach on Sunday July 18.

Following news of the shocking incident, one woman reportedly posted on social media claiming she'd recently been groped in the sea off Bournemouth.

According to the Daily Mail, she said: "I went a few weeks back and everyone was groping me in the water.

"There was hundreds of people and it was people passing me by in the water so I couldn't really get a good look at them.

"I just kept swimming to other areas. It happened everywhere though and I'm fine."

Bournemouth beach on Sunday
(Image: BNPS)

Police said the 15-year-old victim was with her friends playing with a ball when it landed in front of a teenage boy.

The boy eventually threw it back to one of the group and then began talking to the victim, before pulling her out deeper into the sea where it is reported that he raped her.

Detectives investigating the report are asking for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

A release by Dorset Police says: "The offender told the victim that he was 17 years old and was travelling to Birmingham.

Police are appealing for information (file photo)
(Image: BNPS)

"He is described as possibly of Pakistani descent and 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, the statement added.

Detective Inspector Wayne Seymour, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “A full investigation is underway into this incident and we are continuing to support the victim while we carry out enquiries.

“I know that the beach was very busy on the day of the incident so I am appealing to anyone who was in the area and may have witnessed what happened to please come forward.

“Also, I would urge anyone who was on the beach in the vicinity of the Oceanarium to check any photographs or video footage taken to see if they have captured anything of relevance.

“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 18 July.

“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."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210115587.

Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.

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