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Paul Gascoigne charged with harassing ex-girlfriend

Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne will appear in court later this month Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Paul Gascoigne has been charged with harassment for abusive tweets, texts and phone calls sent to his ex-girlfriend Amanda Thomas.

The former England international footballer, who lives in Poole in Dorset, will appear in court on the 29th October.

He is also charged with harassing Andy Stone, who is reportedly a photographer.

Gascoigne did not attend Bournemouth Magistrates' Court when his case was briefly heard on September 29.

Suspects wanted over supermarket burglary

Police want to speak to these men in connection with a burglary at Waitrose in Gillingham Credit: Dorset Police

CCTV images have been released off our people police want to speak to in connection with a burglary at the Waitrose store in Gillingham in Dorset.

Thieves broke into the store in Chantry Fields in the early hours of Wednesday the 30th of September.

These images were captured at the Waitrose store in Gillingham Credit: Dorset Police

The group tried to break into the cigarette counter, but found it was empty.

They stole a small number of items before leaving in a vehicle toward Le Neubourg Way.

A small number of items were stolen during a burglary at Waitrose in Gillingham Credit: Dorset Police

“I am releasing CCTV images in the hope that someone may recognise the suspects by the clothes they were wearing or their build or stance.

“I would also appeal to anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the area at the time of the incident to contact me on 101.

“All calls will be treated in strict confidence.”

– Police Constable Simon Rogers, of North Dorset police


Urgent appeal for poppy collectors

It began 91 years ago to help service personnel returning from World War One. The Poppy appeal, just a few weeks away now, remains one of the most popular and iconic mass fundraising campaigns in this country.

But many long-term stalwarts of the appeal have had to hang up their collecting tins due to their age.

The Royal British Legion needs a new generation of volunteers to help make sure that the donations continue to roll in, as Martin Dowse reports.

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