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Bournemouth man jailed for burglary

Gareth Picton was jailed for two and a half years Credit: dorset police

A Bournemouth man has been jailed for two and a half years after burgling a house in the town.

34 year-old Gareth Picton, of no fixed abode,pleaded guilty to smashing his way into a student house in Stewart Road and stealing £3,000-worth of items including three laptops, a Canon camera, watch and jewellery.

Crime scene investigators carried out a forensic examination of the house and found a fingerprint on the back of a jewellery box drawer removed by the offender from a display cabinet.

Further testing was carried out and the fingerprint was linked to Picton.

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Concern for mother missing from Bournemouth home

Sarah Pollitt, 29 Credit: Dorset Police

Police are concerned about a woman who's gone missing from her home in Bournemouth.

Married mother Sarah Pollitt, 29, was last seen at 10.30pm on Sunday 3 May 2015 when she left her home in Castle Lane West. She was reported missing at 9.30am today.

Sarah did not take her mobile phone with her and has not been seen or heard from since.

She is described as white, of slim build and around five feet two inches tall. She has long brown hair which was worn loose. She was wearing a loose pink knit top, black or dark blue jeggings and black flat slip-on shoes.

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Sea of red and black greets Bournemouth FC for open-top bus parade

Fantastic scenes as thousands turn out for Cherries celebrations

Thousands of fans are lining the route along the sea front Credit: Sky pool

AFC Bournemouth fans are celebrating their historic promotion with an open top bus parade through the town.

The Cherries are showing their appreciation for the support the town has shown Eddie Howe's squad.

They head to the Premier League next season as champions, an unprecedented feat for this small seaside club.

Thousands of fans are lining the streets as their bus travels from Boscombe to Bournemouth pier.

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