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Police appeal for information after theft of bank card - used in Dorset

Appeal for information after theft of bank card Credit: Dorset Police
Appeal for information after theft of bank card Credit: Dorset Police

We're appealing for information to identify this man who we would like to speak with following the theft of a bank card in Caerphilly.

At approximately 11.30am on Wednesday 29th July, a lady was using her bank card at a cash point in Asda, Pontygwindy Road, Caerphilly.

A man aged approximately 30-35 years old was standing a short distance away. The man has then followed the lady to her car, accompanied by a second man, and whilst distracting her with conversation, one of the men has removed the bank card from the lady's purse.

Since the incident, cash withdrawals have been made in various parts of the country using the stolen bank card, including Bristol shortly after the incident and Bournemouth the following day.

Officers are investigating and in the meantime ask people to remain vigilant, hide your PIN number when you are using a cash point and check over your shoulder just in case someone is watching. Criminals could possibly be using a mobile phone to film or type your PIN number into.

If you have any information that could assist this investigation please call 101 quoting log 260 29/7/15, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Warning to beachgoers after unconscious man rescued from sea at Bournemouth

RNLI lifeguards on Bournemouth beaches are urging people to beware of potential dangers, after responding to nearly 200 incidents in five weeks, including an unconscious man who was rescued from the sea.

The charity says it is experiencing one of its busiest seasons to date - before the summer holidays have even begun.

James Wheeler helped rescue an unconscious man from the water Credit: RNLI/Nathan Williams

Lifeguard James Wheeler pulled an unconscious man onto his board after he was spotted out in the water.

The man was given CPR before being taken to hospital by ambulance.

There have been 181 incidents since 15 June, including reuniting missing children with their parents and rescues of people jumping from the pier.

The start to this year has certainly been a challenge, the early heat-wave unsurprisingly made the beach an appealing place to visit - there have been days so busy you couldn’t see the sand.

– Mike Winter, Lifeguard Supervisor for Boscombe

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Police patrols stepped up following sexual assault

Detectives in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a girl was sexually assaulted in the Kinson area of the town.

The incident occurred at around 8pm on Monday in Cuckoo Woods.

An 11-year-old girl was walking home alone when she was approached by a man who inappropriately touched her. The man ran off when the victim’s phone rang.

The man is described as approximately 20 to 30 years of old, about five feet eight inches tall and of skinny build. He has dark olive skin, short black gelled hair over to one side and goatee style stubble. He wore a navy blue Nike T-shirt with the slogan ‘Just Do It’ on chest, black tracksuit bottoms and white Adidas trainers.

Local officers are conducting additional patrols in the area to reassure members of the public.

“This appears to have been an isolated incident. It was obviously very distressing for the young victim and we are seeking the public’s help to apprehend the offender. If anyone was in the area around this time and has any information, please call us. Did you see anyone acting strangely, do you know someone who fits this description and could have been in the area at the relevant time, again please call Dorset Police or Crimestoppers.”

– Detective Inspector Neil Phillips, of Dorset’s Child Abuse Investigation Team

Appeal for help after school girl is sexually assaulted in Bournemouth.

Police in Bournemouth need help to catch a man who sexually assaulted an 11 year old girl.

The incident occurred at around 8pm on Monday 22 June in Cuckoo Woods in the Kinson area of the town. The youngster was walking home alone when she was approached by a man who assaulted her. He only ran off when the victim’s phone rang.

The man is described as approximately 20 to 30 years old, about five feet eight inches tall and of skinny build. He has dark olive skin, short black gelled hair over to one side and goatee style stubble. He wore a navy blue Nike T-shirt with the slogan ‘Just Do It’ on the chest, black tracksuit bottoms and white Adidas trainers.

Detective Inspector Neil Phillips, of Dorset’s Child Abuse Investigation Team, said: “This appears to have been an isolated incident. It was obviously very distressing for the young victim and we are seeking the public’s help to apprehend the offender. If anyone was in the area around this time and has any information, please call us. Did you see anyone acting strangely, do you know someone who fits this description and could have been in the area at the relevant time."

Local officers are conducting additional patrols in the area to reassure members of the public.

Anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101 or the Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.

Man charged with murder after woman's death

Detectives investigating the death of Jennifer Williams in Bournemouth have charged a man with murder.

At 4.12pm on Saturday 20 June 2015, officers were called to an address in Colehill Crescent after 25-year-old Jennifer Williams, of Bournemouth, sustained serious stab wounds.

Stefan Marc Mayne, 26, has been charged with Jennifer’s murder. He will appear before Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Wednesday 24 June 2015.

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Woman, found dead with stab wounds, is named

She was taken to Poole Hospital for treatment but died later from her injuries. Credit: Dorset Police

A woman who died from stab wounds at the weekend has been named by police.

At 4.12pm on Saturday 20 June 2015, officers were called to an address in Colehill Crescent after 25-year-old Jennifer Williams, of Bournemouth, sustained serious stab wounds.

A 26-year-old Bournemouth man, initially arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder, was re-arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody assisting police with their enquiries.

Murder probe after woman stabbed dies from injuries

Dorset Police’s Major Crime Team have launched a murder investigation after a woman found with stab wounds in Bournemouth died overnight.

Police have sealed off this area of Colehill Crescent

At 4.12pm yesterday, officers were called to an address in Colehill Crescent.

A 25-year-old Bournemouth woman had sustained serious stab wounds and was taken to Poole Hospital.

She died at 3.28am this morning from her injuries.

A 26-year-old Bournemouth man, initially arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder, has now been re-arrested on suspicion of murder and is helping police with their enquiries.

It is now believed that the alleged offender is known to the victim and we are not currently looking for anyone else in connection to this incident.

– Detective Inspector Mark Samuel

Attempted murder probe after young woman stabbed

Detectives have launched an attempted murder investigation after a woman was stabbed in Bournemouth – with one man being arrested.

At 4.12pm today officers were called to an address in Colehill Crescent.

A woman in her twenties had sustained serious stab wounds and was taken to Poole Hospital.

A 26-year-old Bournemouth man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder and is helping police with their enquiries.

It is not yet known whether the victim knows the alleged offender.

Corner shop left in ruins after bus smashes through front windows

A corner shop has been left in ruins after a bus smashed through the front windows, destroying everything inside.

It happened just seconds after the bus collided with a car at a junction in Bournemouth.

No-one was badly hurt in the crash on Alma Road in Winton in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The shop owner was in the back store room at the time - and has described the noise as "like a bomb going off". Watch Andrew Pate's report.

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