Dorset Police have issued a missing persons appeal for help to find a missing 20-year-old man from Blandford.
Jack Lane was last seen at home in Eagle House Gardens at about 7.30pm on the evening of Friday 15th September. He is white, about 5ft 10in tall and has dark brown curly hair. He was wearing a black hooded top, black jeans and blue trainers the last time he was seen.
He left the address in a blue Vauxhall Corsa with the registration number X283 XMS.
"I understand that Jack may have been upset recently and I'm becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.
"I would ask that anyone who knows of Jack’s whereabouts or the location of his car to please contact Dorset Police urgently.
"Finally, if Jack sees this appeal please get in touch with us. Your family are very worried about you and want to know that you are safe."
Anyone with information can contact Dorset Police via an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 101 and quoting incident number 15:454. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously via their website or by telephoning 0800 555111.
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Dorset Police are appealing for the public's help to identify two men after a car was stolen in Poole. They have issued images of two men seen trying to get money from a cash machine using a bank card that was inside the vehicle which was taken.
The BMW 3 Series was stolen from Herbert Road in Poole at 12.30pm on Friday 5th May 2017. The owner was delivering parcels to a nearby property at the time. There were approximately another fifty undelivered parcels still inside the car.
About 25 minutes after the car was taken the two men in the images were seen on CCTV at the Tesco store on Wimborne Road. They were trying to withdraw money from an account associated with a bank card that was inside the stolen car.
“As part of my investigation, I am now in a position to release CCTV images of the two suspects. I would urge anyone who recognises these men to please contact Dorset Police.
“I am also keen to hear from anyone who has seen a black BMW 3 Series, registration C13 KBO, parked up in the area.
“Finally, I would like to remind motorists to ensure they do not leave their vehicles insecure even if they are leaving it for a moment. Please don’t make life easy for thieves.”
Detectives are appealing for help to find a missing woman from Portland. Sixty-three-year-old Kathryn Marie Clarke was last seen at Weymouth train station at about 5pm on Thursday 125th May 2017.
Officers are becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare. Kathryn is a white woman, around five feet tall, of a slim build and has tattoos on her hands, arms and stomach.
“It is out of character for Kathryn to go this long without having contact with her family.
“I would ask that anyone who knows of her whereabouts, or who sees a woman matching the description given, to contact police immediately.
“If Kathryn sees this appeal I would also ask her to please get in touch with us or your family as we all want to ensure you are safe and well.”
A cctv image has been released of a man police want to talk to following a theft at a garage in Corfe Mullen.
Officers are appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened at about 9pm on Tuesday 6th June at the Esso petrol station on Wareham Road. A man who went to the counter reached over and grabbed money from the till while he was being served by a member of staff. He left the garage in the direction of Blandford Road.
He has been described as:
- A white man of about 30 years of age
- 5ft 10in approx.
- Wearing a light grey Slazenger tracksuit, black and white striped socks and white trainers, a beanie hat with a logo on the front
“We have carried out enquiries but have so far been unable to locate the suspect.
"I am appealing to anyone who was in the area of Wareham Road at the relevant time and saw a man acting suspiciously to please contact Dorset Police.
“I would also like to hear from anyone who recognises the man from the CCTV image.”
Dorset Police have released the following statement following the London terror attacks:
“As details emerge from this Metropolitan-led investigation, our thoughts are with all those affected from these incidents and to all our colleagues in the emergency services who bravely responded.
“The threat level remains the same at ‘severe’ and we continue to monitor the intelligence picture and keep all policing under review to ensure the appropriate security is in place.
“I would like to reassure the public that there is no intelligence or information that suggests a specific risk to Dorset, Devon, Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly.
“I would urge people to keep alert but not alarmed and if anyone sees anything suspicious relating to terrorism, they can report this to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 or 999 in an emergency.
Dorset Police have issued their reaction to the bombing in Manchester last night, offering their condolences to all affected.
The Dorset force has given reassurances to local residents that public safety is a priority. Its officers are in touch with national anti-terrorism co-ordinators and the UK's national security threat level remains the same. The public are being advised to report any suspicious activity to the authorities.
“Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by the events in Manchester and our deepest condolences are with the families and friends of those who tragically lost their lives.
“Dorset Police stand with Greater Manchester Police and other forces across the country. Public safety is our priority and we have a variety of established operational tactics that are regularly used to ensure that our local communities and businesses are both well prepared and protected.
“Our aim is to reduce the risk to the public and maximise public awareness. As is normal practice, we are in touch with national anti-terrorism coordinators.
“At. this time there has been no change to the threat level in the UK but this is reviewed on a national basis and Dorset Police will, if necessary, respond accordingly. We regularly review intelligence and information and would like to reassure the public that at this time there is no specific threat to Dorset. The public should be alert but not alarmed.
“The advice remains the same – members of the public should always remain alert to the danger of terrorism and report any suspicious activity to police on 999 or the anti-terrorist hotline 0800 789 321.”
A bus driver has died after a collision with a van and a car. The accident happened at 4.55pm on New Road in Portland, Dorset.
The vehicles involved were a single decker First Bus, a white Citroen Relay Luton van registered to a Dorchester firm and a blue Alfa Romeo registered to a man from Portland.
The 59-year-old bus driver was pronounced dead at the scene. One of his four passengers suffered a minor injury. The van driver was left with minor injuries, while the driver of the car was not injured.
While the emergency services were dealing with the incident, New Road was closed closed at the junction with High Street and Yeates Roundabout. The road was reopened after 8.15pm. Dorset Police's traffic unit are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision to please contact Dorset Police.
“The road was completely blocked following the incident and I would like to thank motorists for their patience and understanding while emergency services dealt with the scene.”
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Three masked men broke into a home in Poole and threatened the occupants, including young children. They then stole high value Asian jewellery and cash.
Detectives say the incident happened at approximately 9.15pm on Friday 13 January 2017 in Ashley Road.
All three offenders are described as white, in their early twenties and speaking with a local accent.
One was about five feet four inches tall, of medium build, with pale skin and blue eyes. He was wearing a grey hooded top, dark trousers, gloves and work boots.
The second man was also five feet four inches tall but of slim build. He was wearing a black jacket with red stripes on the sleeves with the hood up. He has a goatee-type beard.
The third offender was also of medium build.
Detective Sergeant Andy Haworth, of Bournemouth CID, said: “This was a very frightening ordeal for the occupants but fortunately nobody was harmed during the incident.
“I am appealing for anyone with information about those responsible to contact us as soon as possible.
"Also, if anyone is offered Asian jewellery in unusual circumstances, they should report this to police.”