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Victim of assault in Boscombe left with broken hip

Police appeal for attackers Credit: ITV news

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."

Elderly man's hip broken after push by cyclist

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.

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Bournemouth cliff collapse - Fears for our coastline

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.

CCTV captures moment cliff collapses onto beach

CCTV footage has captured the moment a cliff collapsed on one of the region's most popular beaches.

Last night, more than 60 feet 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.

Today the National Trust warned that the recent rain and gale force - mean some areas have suffered years of erosion in just a few weeks.

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Ambulance service statement following response vehicle crash

The South Western Ambulance Service have released a statement following the collision last night with a Dorset restaurant.

The Trust was called to incident at 6.53pm last night (December 19th) at the KOH Restaurant, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth. The incident involved a Rapid Response Vehicle that had left the road and collided with the restaurant. The first ambulance responding to the incident arrived on scene within 6 minutes and one casualty, a male inside the restaurant, sustained chest injuries and was taken to Poole Hospital A&E for treatment. The paramedic in the Rapid Response Vehicle was uninjured but was taken to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital as a precaution.”**

– South Western Ambulance Service
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