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CCTV released after attempted robbery

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Police investigating an attempted robbery in Bournemouth have released a CCTV image of the suspect.

A man entered Tesco Express on Wimborne Road on Wednesday 10th May at around 11pm and queued up at the till.

He asked to buy some Rizla cigarette papers however during the transaction he grabbed at the open till.

A staff member and a member of the public pulled the man away before he fled the store.

Nothing was stolen although the till was damaged during the incident.

The suspect is described as white, aged in his 30s, 5ft 9' tall and of medium build.

He had short dark brown hair with a receding hairline, goatee beard and stubble.

He was wearing a dark green hooded jacket in an anorak type material with the hood up.

As part of my investigation I am now in a position to issue a CCTV image of the suspect. I would urge anyone who recognises this man to please contact Dorset Police.”

– Police Constable Lucy Hale, Bournemouth Police

Murder investigation after woman found in pond

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A murder investigation has begun after a woman was found dead in a pond in Bournemouth.

Officers were called to Northey Road just after 10pm on 26th May to find a 56 year old woman unresponsive.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, her next of kin have been told.

A post-mortem examination found the woman died as a result of drowning.

A 68 year old man from Bournemouth was arrested on suspicion of murder but has since been released under investigation.

It is thought the man and woman knew one another.

We are still trying to find out exactly what happened on Friday evening and are making a number of enquiries and working closely with the coroner."

"At this stage, it is unclear how the woman drowned and therefore we have to treat the incident as suspicious. However, we hope that our investigation will soon establish whether this is or is not the case."

– Detective Inspector Richard Dixey, Dorset Police


Man arrested for false imprisonment of teenage boys

The assault happened on 27th April at around 10.30pm Credit: ITV news

A man has been arrested after two boys were allegedly assaulted and held against their will in Bournemouth.

The boys, both aged 17, were cycling along Ringwood Road last Thursday at around 10.30pm, when they were dragged to the ground by two men.

They were then taken to an undisclosed address and held for a period of time before being released.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and false imprisonment and has been released under investigation.

This was an unusual incident and enquiries are underway to establish what happened. I am appealing to anyone who was in the area of Ringwood Road between 10.30pm and 11pm on Thursday and saw or heard anything suspicious or unusual to please contact Dorset Police.

– Detective Constable Joanne Poultney, of Bournemouth CID,

Police appeal to find town centre sex attacker

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Officers investigating a sexual assault on a woman in Bournemouth have released an e-fit of the suspect and are urging anyone who recognises him to come forward.

A woman had been sitting on a bench in Westover Road, close to The Stables, when she was approached by an unknown man, at 4.40pm on Saturday 18th March.

The suspect made several sexual comments towards her before grabbing her face with both of his hands and using force to kiss her on the lips.

He then left the area without saying anything.

The victim – a local woman aged in her 30s – was not physically injured.

The suspect is described as aged in his 40s, of Middle-Eastern appearance, medium build and with short dark receding hair which was combed back. He wore a black jacket, dark blue shirt with white emblems on it, a gold watch and sunglasses.

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..

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