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Police looking for van driver who hit pensioner and sped from scene

Police in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses following a fail-to-stop road traffic collision in the town which left one man with serious injuries.

At around 11.30am today, Wednesday 15 April 2015, a collision occurred on Lansdowne Road.

It was reported that a van hit the victim, a 75-year-old local man, near to the pedestrian crossing before driving off.

The victim sustained serious and potentially life-changing injuries to his head and leg. He was taken by ambulance to Poole Hospital.

I am appealing to anyone who knows something about this incident, or who witnessed the collision, to contact me urgently with their information on 101. Calls will be dealt with in strict confidence.

– Police Constable Kevin Farenden, of Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 15:145. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

Plans to boost commerce in Dorset

Ian Girling, DCCI's Chief Executive and Dorchester president Steve Bulley Credit: DCCI

Moves to create a pan-Dorset network of chambers of commerce to fight the county's corner have been boosted by a new member.

Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) has been leading the drive to unite business groups to give them a stronger voice locally, regionally and nationally.

Now DCCI has welcomed Dorchester Chamber of Commerce as the third town chamber to become affiliated - following hot on the heels of Broadstone and Weymouth and Portland.

The partnership aim to bring together business groups in the area to give them a stronger voice locally, regionally and nationally.

The network of chambers can be far stronger and far more cohesive than it has been. DCCI has the opportunity and the responsibility to start to bring chambers together for the whole of the county.

– DCCI chief executive Ian Girling

Hamworthy Library to celebrate World Book Night

Poole will celebrate World Book Night with a special event at Hamworthy Library later this month.

Award winning author Amy Mason will be there to join the celebrations. Her debut novel, The Other Ida, won the 2014 Dundee International Book Prize.

World Book Night takes place on the 23rd April and is an annual celebration of reading and books.

Author Amy Mason Credit: Borough of Poole

World Book Night is a fantastic opportunity for people to share their love of reading and encourage others to pick up a good book. The celebration at Hamworthy Library is set to be a great night out, and I’d encourage people to book their place as soon as possible.

– Sue Wills, Library Service Manager, Borough of Poole

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Your weather pictures this morning

Here are a few pictures you've sent in showing us how you're enjoying the sunshine this morning.

Temperatures on the Isle of Wight reach 28.3 degrees celsius Credit: Jo Jeremy Burch
Temperatures in Folkestone reach 16 degrees celsius Credit: Jackie Sinnott
Megan in Arundel, Sussex with the horses Credit: Megan Phillips
Enjoying 15 degrees celsius in Brighton Credit: Kat Pay

Teenager treated in hospital after dog bites leg

Police in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses and a dog owner to come forward after a teenager sustained an injury from a dog bite in the town centre.

The incident happened at around 2.30pm on Saturday 11 April 2015 on Kings Street, opposite the train station’s car park entrance.

The victim, a 15-year-old local boy, was with a group of friends riding his skateboard when a dog, described as a black and white collie or similar, bit his leg.

As a result of the bite, the victim was treated in hospital for puncture wounds to his lower leg.

The man walking with the dog is described as white, in his fifties and with grey balding hair. He did not stop after the incident but walked on with the dog.

I am hoping that somebody who was in the town centre on Saturday afternoon may of witnessed the incident. I am appealing to these people, and anyone who has relevant information, to please get in contact.

I would also urge the owner of the collie to get in contact with me so that I can speak with him to determine the circumstances of this incident. All calls will be treated in strict confidence.

– Police Constable James Vincent, of Weymouth police

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 11:0237. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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