Teen chased through Poole shopping centre by gang armed with ‘weapon’, say police

A TEENAGER was chased through Poole by a gang believed to have a weapon.

The incident occurred at between 3pm and 4pm on Friday, May 10, when the victim – a teenage boy – was chased by three male teens in the areas of the Dolphin Shopping Centre, Falkland Square and the Townsgate Bridge.

It is believed that one of the teenagers was in possession of a weapon, a Dorset Police spokesperson said.

The first teenager was wearing a royal-blue hooded top with white writing on the front, a black balaclava and bright orange gloves.

The second teenager was wearing a blue T-shirt and black shorts.

The third teenager was wearing a royal-blue hooded top and matching jogging bottoms.

No injuries were reported.

PC Sim Churchill, of Bournemouth police, said: “We are investigating this incident and looking to establish the full circumstances of how it occurred.

“We know that there were a number of people around Poole town centre at the time who may have witnessed the incident and we are keen to hear from anyone with relevant information who has not spoken to us.

“Furthermore, we are keen to speak to one witness – a woman who was wearing a green scarf and a light-blue backpack and riding a dark-blue mountain bike – who may be able to provide vital information about the incident.

“Lastly, we are appealing to the three teenagers who reportedly chased the boy to please come forward so we can hear your version of events.”

Anyone with information about the chase should contact Dorset Police via, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55240072847, or Crimestoppers anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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