Local man arrested after alleged ‘public order incident’ in Swanage

Following reports of a man acting suspiciously on Swanage Beach in Dorset and loitering around the seafront, police have arrested a man in his 30s.

Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward, following what Dorset Police describe as a reported “public order incident”.

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Following a family on the beach

Dorset Police say they were contacted at 10.50 am on Sunday 14th April 2024 about a man following a family on Swanage Beach and then hanging around the seafront.

The man was described as wearing a bright orange high vis top, a blue baseball cap and blue jeans.

Officers attended and, following further enquiries, a local man aged in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence. He has been released on police bail while further enquiries are carried out.

Police constable Josh Hurwood, of Purbeck Police, said: 

“We are carrying out further enquiries into this incident to establish the full circumstances and I am keen to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity on the morning of Sunday 14th April 2024 and witnessed anything suspicious to please contact us.”

Contact Dorset Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240054830. 

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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