Police appeal after fail to stop collision

Detectives in Bournemouth appeal for witnesses after a fail to stop road crash.

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Two injured in hit-and-run collision

Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses Credit: Meridian

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a fail to stop road traffic collision in Bournemouth.

At 4.30am on Sunday 24 August emergency services were called to Poole Hill following a report of a number of people being struck by a vehicle which had then driven off in the direction of Terrace Road toward the BIC.

A short time later, officers located the vehicle, a grey 318 BMW estate, which had been abandoned on the East Overcliff.

The driver has been described as white, in his late twenties, about five feet six inches tall and of stocky build. He has short dark hair and wore dark clothing.

A 22-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man, both from Bournemouth, were taken to Poole Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The female victim sustained bruising to her body and the male victim a head wound.

As a result of the incident, Poole Hill remained closed for several hours while police conducted their investigation.

Police Sergeant Andy Bell, of Bournemouth CID, said: “We know that a number of people where at the location at that time and we believe that some of them recorded footage of the incident on their phones. I urge those witnesses to contact Dorset Police urgently to make these recordings available to us.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 24:83. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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