Sandbanks parking row ends in man being grabbed by the throat

A ROW in a Poole car park ended in a man being grabbed by the throat, police said.

Police are investigating after an incident at the Sandbanks Ferry car park, in Banks Road, at around 12.10pm on Thursday (March 14).

“The victim, a man in his 50s, was in his vehicle which was parked in the Sandbanks Ferry car park on Banks Road when he became involved in a dispute with another motorist over parking,” a Dorset Police spokesperson said.

“The other man then grabbed the victim by the throat and took his mobile phone.

“The phone was subsequently recovered by the victim, and he did not sustain any serious injuries.”

Sergeant Chris Vaughan, of Dorset Police, said: “We are carrying out a number of enquiries into this incident and we understand the car park was busy at the time it occurred, so I am keen to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened.

“I would also urge any motorists who were in the area of the car park around the relevant time and have dashcam fitted to please check their footage for anything that might assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55240038568. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously online at or by calling 0800 555 111.

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