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Teen put into headlock and robbed in Poole alleyway

Dorset Police have released this image of a man they think could help with an investigation Credit: Dorset Police

Detectives in Poole have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to talk to as they investigate a robbery.

A 16-year-old boy got on a yellow bus at Bournemouth University and got off to walk down an alleyway which joins Fern Barrow and McWilliam Close on 25th June just after 8pm.

He was grabbed from behind in the alleyway and put into a headlock by a man.

The teenager was made to give over his watch and mobile phone. The offended then ran off.

Police urge the man pictured or anyone who recognises him to contact the police as soon as possible on 101, quoting 25:46.


Roman archaeological discoveries in Dorset village

Video. It's becoming one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of recent times in this country.

Students from Bournemouth University have been involved in a dig in the Dorset countryside near the village of Winterborne Kingston, which has so far uncovered a Roman villa, the skeletons of the people who lived there and hundreds of artefacts.

This weekend members of the public can go and visit the previously secret site to see for themselves what's been going on there.

For more information on the open day on Sunday, please click here.

Martin Dowse spoke to Dr Miles Russell, a senior lecturer at Bournemouth University, archaeology student Libby Johnson and Paul Cheetham, a senior lecturer at Bournemouth University.

Bank robber took large quantity of cash from Poole

CCTV images have been released of a man who robbed a bank in the Wallisdown area of Poole.

It happened at 10am yesterday morning at the Barclays Bank on Bryant Road.

Staff handed over a large amount of cash after the man came in and demanded money.

Police are hoping that someone may recognise this bank robber, even though his face is covered Credit: Dorset Police

He left the bank and got into a light green coloured Peugeot car that was driven by another person in the direction of Mossley Road.

A security pack from the bank containing red dye is believed to have discharged in the vehicle, which would have covered the inside of the car and the people in it.

The man has been described as white, around 5' 10" tall and wearing a blue tape or bandana to hide his face. He was wearing a light blue Kappa tracksuit top, black Nike tracksuit bottoms which had a white Nike tick on the left, white Nike Air trainers and a brown cap.

The security pack the robber took from the bank contained a red dye, which is thought to have discharged in the get away vehicle Credit: Dorset Police

Anyone who may have information on this robbery is asked to call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 10:98.


Roman artefacts uncovered in Dorset village

Hundreds of Roman artefacts have been uncovered by a group of Bournemouth University students taking part in a Roman dig.

The group have been involved in the project near the village of Winterborne Kingston.

So far, they have discovered a Roman villa and skeletons of the people who once lived there.

ITV Meridian spoke to Dr Miles Russell from Bournemouth University.

Olympic Windsurfer Bryony Shaw confident of success this season

Bryony Shaw in European Championship action in Cesme. Credit: Vincenzo Bagglione.

The Weymouth-based 2008 Olympic bronze medallist finished fourth – just three points from the medal places. Friday’s penultimate day of the 6-day competition had to be abandoned due to excessive wind speeds and big seas.

The world number two said she was frustrated not to have had the chance to better her standing heading into yesterday's final 10-sailor medal race, in which she also finished fourth. Overall she has been pleased with her speed on the course this week.

“I started well but a bad second day with a 20th and an OCS [starting penalty] dropped me out of the top three. With only one day of gold fleet racing since then after Wednesday’s lay day and yesterday’s abandonment, it was difficult to break back into the medal spots,” Shaw explained.

France’s Charline Picon successfully defended her European title, with Spain’s Marina Alabau Neira in second and Zofia Noceti-Klepacka of Poland taking bronze.

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