A 15-YEAR-OLD girl was raped in the sea in front of hundreds of unaware beachgoers.
Cops are desperately hunting a boy, 17, after the attack in Bournemouth, Dorset, as temperatures soared on Sunday, July 18.
The girl was playing with a ball in the water with her friends when it landed in front of a teenage boy.
He 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 he raped her.
The shocking incident happened on what was the hottest day of the year when the beach was packed.
The offender told the schoolgirl he was 17-years-old and was from Birmingham.
“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 online, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210115587.
Alternatively, people can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously online call 0800 555 111.