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Two people attacked with metal bars in Poole burglary

Detectives investigating an aggravated burglary in Poole are appealing for witnesses and information after three men let themselves into a home and attacked a man and woman with metal bars.

The incident happened in the early hours of November 22 in Egmont Road.

A woman in her fifties and a man in his twenties suffered injuries as a result and required hospital treatment for head wounds.

Detective Constable James Taylor, of Bournemouth and Poole CID, said:

Following the attack the three offenders walked casually up Egmont Road toward South Haven Close.

One of the attackers had a local accent while another was wearing a dark coloured crash helmet with blue and red markings around the front.

– James Taylor

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 22:64, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Missing man from Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Police are appealing for help to trace a missing 49-year-old man, who was last seen at his parents' home on Portland on November 7.

Paul Smith from Saltburn-by-the-Sea in Cleveland, was reported missing by his concerned parents after he left their home and said he was going to find somewhere to live in Bournemouth.

Paul is described as white, approximately 5ft 8" tall, with short neat brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a long dark brown coat with large pockets, grey chino-style trousers and light brown canvas shoes.

Paul was last seen on November 7. Credit: DorsetPolice

Concern is increasing for Paul. He left his parents’ home abruptly and had only the clothes he was wearing and a small amount of cash.

I urge Paul to get in touch as soon as possible – we simply need to know that he is safe and well.

– PC Alison Gale, Weymouth and Portland police

Anyone with information as to Paul's whereabouts should call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 12:129.

Delays on M25 after mobile crane catches fire

The mobile crane fire is causing delays on the M25 Credit: Joel Tadman

There are delays on the M25 after a mobile crane caught fire.

Traffic is queuing due to smoke blowing across the road between J16 M40 and J17 A412 (Maple Cross).

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