Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after two men robbed a disabled woman in Boscombe.
The victim, who uses a wheelchair, had been shopping in Boscombe and was getting into her car in Hawkwood Road when she was approached by two men. They stole her handbag and demanded she handed over her watch and two rings. The offenders then ran away heading toward Heathcote Road.
One of the offenders is described as white, aged in his early 30s and was wearing a navy blue woollen beanie hat, dark coloured bomber-style jacket and white trainers. He spoke with an accent, possibly Eastern European. He also had cuts and scratches on his right hand.
Detective Sergeant Andy Haworth, of Bournemouth CID, said: “This was a despicable crime on a vulnerable lone woman. I would urge anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the Hawkwood Road area yesterday evening to please call me. This is a busy area and I am confident that someone would have seen or heard the incident.”
The family of a man found dead in a flat in Bournemouth have described him as 'a kind and caring son who thought the best of everyone.' Phillip Nicholson who was 22 was found at a flat in Mallard Grange on Sea Road in Boscombe on Tuesday. Police were given more time to question a twenty year old woman and a twenty five year old man from Bournemouth on suspicion of murder.
The family of a man found dead in a flat in the Boscombe area of Bournemouth has today issued a tribute.
At around midday on Tuesday police were called to a flat in Mallard Grange on Sea Road and discovered the body of 22-year-old Phillip Nicholson.
The circumstances of his death were suspicious and a murder investigation, led by detectives from Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT), was launched.
On Thursday, detectives were granted more time to question a 20-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man both from Bournemouth who were arrested on suspicion of murder. They remain helping police with their enquiries.
Phillip’s family are being kept updated by specially-trained officers.
His family said: “Phillip was our kind and caring son who thought the best of everyone. His wicked sense of humour brought a smile to many faces and his caring for other people showed no boundaries. Phillip will be dearly missed by family and friends. We respectfully request at this time that we are left alone to grieve.”
Detectives are continuing their investigations into Phillip’s death.
Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a body at an address in the Boscombe area of Bournemouth with two people being arrested.
At around midday today, police discovered the body of a 22-year-old local man in a flat in Sea Road.
The circumstances of his death are suspicious and a murder investigation, led by detectives from Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team, is underway.
The man’s next of kin have been informed and are being kept updated by specially-trained officers. The coroner has been notified.
Police investigating a fatal collision in Boscombe are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward – with one man being arrested.
At around 1.17am this morning police were called to a serious injury road traffic collision at the junction of Christchurch Road and Drummond Road after a white Peugeot 106 was in collision with a pedestrian.
The pedestrian, a 42-year-old woman from Bournemouth, suffered serious injuries and died a short time later. Her next of kin have been informed and the coroner notified.
The road remains closed while collision investigators carry out a thorough examination of the scene.
One man – aged 34 and from Bournemouth – has been arrested on suspicion of driving offences and is currently assisting police with their enquiries.
Officers in Dorset are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following a robbery in Boscombe.
At 4.10pm today, a man carrying a wooden baseball bat went into the Londis convenience store in Palmerston Road and demanded money from the female cashier.
When the victim said she was unable to open the till, the offender smashed the National Lottery scratch card unit and pulled it off the counter and onto the floor.
He stole a quantity of scratch cards before running out of the shop and turning right heading toward St Clement’s Road.
The offender is described as white, aged 21 to 22 years, five feet two inches tall and of slim build. He wore black trousers, a black jacket with the hood up, a black balaclava, black gloves and black Adidas trainers with white soles and white stripes on the side.
Dorset Police were called to the Sovereign Centre in Boscombe at lunchtime, after a man was found with a stab wound. The man, who is in his twenties, was taken to Bournemouth Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A cordon has been placed around the scene and the entire shopping centre has been evacuated in order for investigation work to take place. A man has been arrested.
Detectives in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses to an attack on an elderly man in Boscombe. The 77 year old was left with a broken hip and is being treated at Poole Hospital. He was pushed to the floor by a man on a bike, on the corner of Christchurch Road and Parkwood Road.
Anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.
Detective Sergeant 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.
This area will have been busy at this time and I am keen to speak with anyone who can help me with this investigation."
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.
After months of winter storms a cliff has collapsed on one of the region's most popular beaches.
Last night, more than 60ft of cliff face collapsed onto Bournemouth seafront between Bournemouth Pier and Boscombe Pier, just yards from the East Cliff lift.
The debris blocked the promenade and emergency crews used heatseeking cameras to make sure no-one was trapped.
It comes as the National Trust today warned some parts of our coastline has suffered years of erosion in just a few weeks. Martin Dowse reports.