NEWS: Police move to reassure community after Branksome rape


A 29-year old man from Poole has been charged following police enquiries and was due to appear in court on Saturday.

On Sunday 5 September between 4.45am and 6am, a woman in her 30s was approached by a man in the Triangle area of Bournemouth who then walked with her along Poole Road through Westbourne and onto Branksome where he then allegedly raped her.

Detective Inspector Simon Huxter, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said:  “A full investigation is being undertaken into this incident and officers are continuing to support the victim while we carry out our enquiries”. 

The Detective Inspector has reassured the community that the police are taking matters to ensure the safety of the area: “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.”

Update: Following an investigation, Police have charged a 29-year old man from Poole with rape. The man was due to appear in court on Saturday 11 September but no details have been released, it is likely he will be given a court date to receive a trail.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210143405. If to stay anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call Freephone 0800 555 111.



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