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Concern for woman who left house in night clothes

Jean Lea may be in a confused state Credit: Dorset Police

There are concerns for the welfare of a missing 67-year-old Bournemouth woman who left her home in the middle of the night

Jean Lea is believed to have left her home address on Meadow View Road shortly before 3am this morning, wearing her night clothes.

She is described as white, five feet eight inches tall and of slim build. She has short blonde-coloured hair.

Dorset Police are particularly concerned as Jean has been getting increasingly confused recently.

“I am appealing to anyone who knows where she may be, or has seen a woman matching her description, to please contact Dorset Police as soon as possible.

“If Jean sees this appeal, please get in touch with your family or police as we all want to ensure you are safe and well.”

– Chief Inspector Wayne Nock

Police fears for Bournemouth woman missing without medication

Gillian hasn't been seen since Friday Credit: Dorset Police

Police in Dorset are appealing for the public’s help to find a woman who has gone missing from Bournemouth.

Gillian Greenwood, 59, left her address in Wellington Road sometime between 2pm and 3pm on Friday 17 March stating she was going to the hairdressers.

The last confirmed sighting of her was outside Creams on Charminster Road at around 3.30pm the same day. She has not been seen since.

Gillian requires medication for an existing condition and officers are now becoming increasingly concerned for her as she did not take the medication with her.

She is described as white, five feet two inches tall, with long black hair. She was wearing dark-coloured jeans, a black jacket and was carrying a large brown handbag.


Cyclist dies after crashing into parked car in Bournemouth

The accident happened in the Cranmer Road car park Credit: Google Images

A cyclist has died after he collided with a parked car in the Winton area of Bournemouth.

The accident happened at 3.45pm on Saturday 18 February when it was reported that a collision occurred between a bicycle and a white Mitsubishi L200 parked in the Cranmer Road car park.

The cyclist – a 79-year-old local man – suffered a serious head injury and was taken to Southampton General Hospital by air ambulance. He sadly died from his injuries later that evening.

His next of kin have been informed and the coroner notified.

Police Constable Shaun Ferguson, of the traffic unit, said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the cyclist prior to the incident to please contact police.”

South's first cat cafe opens in Bournemouth

Welcome to the new cat cafe

The South's first ever cat cafe opens its doors on Friday. It's a concept that's popular in Far Eastern countries - the idea being that the stresses of urban life can be more easily forgotten if you spend some quality time in the company of cats.

Martin Dowse joined some specially invited customers for a sneak peak before the grand opening, to see what they, and the twelve resident rescue cats, would make of it..


Police hunt underway to find convicted murdered

Police are hunting for a convicted murderer from Dorset.

Jamie Frater who's 43 and from Weymouth was jailed for life in 1993 for the murder of Geoffrey Du Rose in Bournemouth. He was released on licence but has breached his conditions.

Police are warning people not to approach him.

Jamie Frater has breached his licence conditions Credit: Dorset Police

“I am releasing a photograph of Jamie Frater in the hope that someone will know his whereabouts. Anyone who sees Frater should not approach him, as he could present a risk to the public, but immediately contact Dorset Police on 999.

“There may be various reasons why he has not complied with his licence conditions and I appeal to him directly to make contact with police at the earliest opportunity.”

“I’d like to assure members of the public that officers are making every effort to find this man as soon as possible. I’d also like to remind members of the public that all calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence.”

– Detective Superintendent Jez Noyce, of Dorset Police

Teenage boy arrested after Bournemouth stabbing

Police were called to the junction of Ashley Road and South Road Credit: Google Images

A teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a stabbing in the street in Bournemouth.

A local man in his 50s suffered head injuries and was taken to hospital following the incident in Ashley Road, Springbourne just after 6pm last night.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Police were called to the junction of Ashley Road and South Road at 6.12pm and cordons were put in place.

New Year attempted rape: Dorset man arrested

Detectives investigating a reported attempted rape of a woman in Bournemouth have arrested a man.

A 34-year-old man from Bournemouth was arrested in the early hours of this morning, Friday 6 January, on suspicion of attempted rape and is assisting officers with enquiries.

Officers were called at around 4am on Sunday 1 January to Kings Park following reports that a 22-year-old local woman had sustained cuts and bruises to her face.

Final curtain for Bournemouth's ABC cinema

ABC cinema 1998 Credit: ITV news

Bournemouth's historic ABC cinema which dates back 80 years is set for its final curtain call today. The building opened in the town centre in 1937 before converting to a multiplex in 1989. The owners are asking people to share their memories of the venue. The building in Westover Road is the last remaining cinema bearing the ABC name in the country.

Credit: Cinema Theatre Association Archive

Spencer Clark, General Manager of the ABC cinema, said: "There is so much wonderful nostalgia associated with the ABC brand and we would like to give the final cinema the send-off it deserves. It's the end of an era and we want local people to have the opportunity to be part of history and watch the final screening. We'd also love for people to take a trip down memory lane and to share with us any special stories or photographs from past visits for us to display in the reception area. You could be part of a couple who had their first date at the ABC and are now married and return for anniversaries, or you might have fond memories of schools trips there years ago - whatever your recollection, we'd love to hear about it."

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