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Witness appeal after 49 year old motorcyclist killed on notorious stretch of road

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A 49 year old man has been killed after his motorbike collided with a car on the A3082 near Kingston Lacy.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the incident, on the tree-lined avenue near Badbury Rings.

Emergency services were alerted at 9.20 this morning after a Honda motorcycle, being ridden by a 49-year-old man from Shaftesbury, was in collision with a Peugeot car, being driven by a 64-year-old woman from Gillingham.

Despite the best efforts of emergency services the rider of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene.

Next of kin have been informed and the coroner has been notified.

The road was closed for a number of hours to allow a collision investigation to take place.

“The Honda motorcycle was in the company of two other motorcycles prior to the collision.

“I would like to appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or may have seen the manner of riding of the motorcycles or the driving of the Peugeot prior to the collision taking place to contact us.”

– PC Dave Cotterill, Dorset Police

Hampshire man, 91, tricked out of £20,000 by 'water company' con artist

The man posed as a water company worker Credit: Hampshire Police

A con artist posing as a water company worker has stolen £20,000 in cash from a 91-year-old man who he tricked into letting him into his house.

Police have released an e-fit image of the man who targeted the pensioner at his home in Redwing Court, Southsea, Hampshire, on April 16.

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The e-fit image is of the first man, who is described as white, in his 30s, about 5ft 10ins and slim.

He had dark hair and spoke with what could have been an Irish accent.

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UPDATE: 18 Albanians and two Britons rescued from sinking boat in Channel

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Border force officials have confirmed that 18 Albanians and two Britons are being questioned, after they were rescued from a boat that starting sinking off the coast of Kent overnight.

It's been reported that some of the passengers phoned relatives in Calais to let them know they were in trouble.

The French authorities were then alerted and contacted the UK coastguard.

A search and rescue helicopter was mobilised from nearby Lydd airport just before midnight on Saturday.

Two lifeboats with coastguard rescue teams from Dungeness and Folkestone began the search, off the coast near Dymchurch.

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About two hours later, a rigid-hulled inflatable boat, known as a rhib, was found.

Initial reports were that 19 people were on board, but the UK border Force has since said that 20 people are being questioned.

The group have been taken to Dover.

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