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Pedestrian airlifted to hospital after Dorset crash

Officers investigating a serious injury collision in Christchurch are appealing for witnesses and anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.

Just after 3pm on Thursday 17 August 2017, a serious road traffic collision happened on Barrack Road close to Christchurch police station.

A silver BMW 5 Series, travelling from the Fountain roundabout towards Bournemouth, was in collision with a pedestrian who was crossing Barrack Road.

The pedestrian – a local man aged in his 50s – sustained serious injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital. His condition is described as life-threatening.

The driver of the BMW was not injured.


Man dies, another badly hurt, after Sussex crash

A man has died after a car overturned on the A264 near Five Oaks. in Sussex.

The green Ford Focus was travelling east on Five Oaks Road before it came off the carriageway and into woodland, ending up on its roof.

The accident happened at about 8.10pm on Thursday 17 August.

One passenger, a 19-year-old man from Pulborough, was pronounced dead at the scene; a second passenger, a 19-year-old man from Billingshurst, was taken to Worthing Hospital with serious injuries.

The driver, a 22-year-old man from Billingshurst, sustained minor injuries. He was arrested and remains in police custody.

Police are appealing to anyone who saw what happened, or who saw either the Focus or a black Honda Civic being driven in the area beforehand.

VIDEO: Two men ride pony trap on wrong side of road

Two men have been seen riding a pony trap on the wrong side of the carriageway on Rheims Way in Canterbury.

Police approached them, but the pair failed to stop.

The men travelled on a pedestrian pathway into a residential estate making abusive gestures.

Officers are attempting to trace the men as they would like to speak to them in connection with possible furious riding and public order offences.


Teenager jailed for stabbing two men

Deon Awodeyi Credit: Kent Police

A teenager has been jailed for five and a half years for stabbing two men in Tunbridge Wells in December last year.

18 year old Deon Awodeyi, of Hetton Lodge, attacked the pair with a knife on Dudley Road, they'd been embroiled in a long-running dispute.

Police said Awodeyi was a 'danger to others'.

The men, one aged in his 20s and the other aged in his late teens, suffered serious injuries.

Both required surgery, one for a stab wound to the lower back, and the other, a stab wound to the arm.

Awodeyi wore a black balaclava during the attack.

He was later identified by witnesses.

Officers attended his address and found a knife hidden under a door matt and the balaclava in his bedroom.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of Grievous Bodily Harm and carrying a knife and was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on Wednesday 16 August 2017.

Awodeyi is a danger to others. He harbours violent tendencies and doesn’t consider the consequences of his actions."

"I hope this sentence will give Awodeyi the wakeup call he needs to change his damaging behaviour and turn his life around upon release."

– Detective Constable Shelley Rainer, Investigating officer
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