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Detectives in Bournemouth are looking for a cyclist who broke an elderly man's hip after pushing him to the ground. The 77-year-old victim was injured outside the George Fry electrical store on the corner of Christchurch Road and Parkwood Road yesterday morning.
Det Sgt Andy Bell, of Bournemouth CID, said: 'I understand that the victim asked a group of cyclists to stop riding along the pavement and that one of these cyclists pushed him to the ground, causing serious injury. The offender then cycled away along Christchurch Road toward Boscombe town centre.
"The elderly victim requires surgery to treat his injuries and is facing a lengthy recovery. I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident, and anyone with any information about the man responsible, to contact me urgently.'
Call Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 19:119.
Friends and fellow runners stood in silence today to remember the man who died after completing the London Marathon last weekend. They gathered near Newbury for a regular five kilometre run which Rob Berry often took part in. Richard Jones has more.
Southampton dominated their Premier League match away at Aston Villa, but the game ended 0-0. In the first half, Rickie Lambert headed straight at Aston Villa goal keeper Brad Guzan from Luke Shaw's cross while later seeing a side-footed effort deflected wide.
Steve Davis had Southampton's best chance which was superbly kept out by Guzan on the stretch. Southampton remain in 8th position in the table.
Painting is now underway on the South Foreland Lighthouse in Kent. It's part of the building's biggest conservation work since the National Trust took ownership twenty five years ago. This from John Ryall.
A family of five from Southampton have been rescued from a burning car which was involved in a head on crash in the Lake District. Three members, including a ten year old boy were airlifted to hospital. Matthew Taylor sent this report.
Passers-by pulled a family of five from Southampton from their wrecked car just moments before it burst into flames. The silver coloured Mercedes estate had been involved in a collision with a Ford Range pickup shortly before 9.30am today on the A66 at Threlkeld in the Lake District.
A 43-year-old man driving the Mercedes has been flown by air ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle with "life-threatening" injuries. A 43-year-old woman and a boy aged ten were also flown to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Two other children, aged 12 and 14, were taken by road ambulance to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle with less serious injuries, as was the female driver of the Ford. Cumbria Police believe the Southampton family had been returning home from a Lake District holiday when the crash happened.
Sussex Police are asking witnesses to come forward following a fight between two men outside an off-licence in Burgess Hill on Thursday. The incident happened outside MK Food and Wines in London Road at about 10.15pm.
Police are keen to speak with a woman who stopped in her vehicle to assist one of the men. A 36-year-old Burgess Hill man was arrested for affray and has been released on bail until 27 May.
A team of five rescuers spent three hours rescuing a badly injured goose from a wooded pond at Herons Ghyll just north of Uckfield, East Sussex. Two veterinary ambulances from the East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service were called after the injured goose was spotted by a resident.
The goose was dragging a wing in the water, and clearly was unable to fly. Rescuers had to use drysuits, an inflatable boat, swan hooks, rope, a long walk-to-wards net, and long handled poles and nets to catch the Canada Goose.
Dorset Police are investigating a series of distraction burglaries targeting the elderly in Bournemouth and East Dorset. Detectives have received reports of five similar offences across the Easter weekend – all involving a man stealing, or attempting to steal, money after deceiving his victims.
Det Sgt Andy Bell said: 'In each case, the offender has gained access to the victim's property by pretending to inspect fences on behalf of the council or repair damage to the premises. Taking advantage of the victim's trust, the trickster has then stolen money from handbags and purses.'
Four distraction burglaries were reported yesterday, Good Friday, in Bramley Road and Long Road in Kinson, the Bascott Road area of Wallisdown, and Dales Drive in Wimborne. A further attempted distraction burglary was reported at 9.13am this morning, at Worley Way in Ferndown.