Police are appealing for help after an incident involving a cyclist at the pedestrian crossing on Bridge Street at 10.55am on Friday 20 June .
A cyclist disregarded the red light and rode along the road while a class of school pupils, aged nine to ten years old, were crossing. A collision was narrowly avoided.
The cyclist swore when challenged by members of staff who were supervising the children. He then continued to ride toward Purewell Cross.
PC Dave Williams, of Christchurch police, said: “Following further enquiries, I am now able to release a CCTV image of the cyclist.
The man is described as white and in his late 20s or early 30s. He has short dark hair and wore sunglasses, a dark T-shirt, red shorts and white trainers.
PC Williams continued: “I would like to hear from the cyclist in order to ascertain exactly what happened.
“In particular, I would like to speak to a woman who was waiting at the red light in a taxi who offered to help the members of staff.
“Anyone who witnessed the incident or has seen somebody fitting the description in the area at the time should get in touch.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 27:152. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.