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Former goalie makes greatest save- his wife's life

Vince Bartram is backing the campaign Credit: ITV

An ex-footballer who saved his wife's life by spotting her cancer in time is raising awareness of the disease.

Vince Bartram played in goal for Arsenal and AFC Bournemouth and now works as a coach for Saints.

He discovered a lump on his wife's breast - and within weeks she had a scan.

The couple are speaking out as part of this year's Stand Up to Cancer campaign.

Tracy, now 47, said: "It was a very difficult time in my life and for my family and I have my husband to thank for saving my life - and he knows it.

"He kept his greatest save for me - he literally saved my life.

"Now I feel it is my job to help others going through the same and make sure people know you can come out the other side."


Man suffers serious head injuries in knife attack

The attack happened in the early hours of Sunday morning Credit: Google Images

Detectives in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked and knifed in the head.

The incident was reported at 4.56am on Sunday morning and happened in Madison Avenue.

The victim, a 50-year-old local man, was approached by two men and assaulted with a knife. He sustained serious cuts to his head and was taken to hospital.

One of the offenders is described as black, between 30 and 35 years old, around five feet eleven inches tall and of big stocky build. He has short cropped black hair and was wearing a three quarter length black jacket.

The second man is smaller, of skinny build and aged in his early twenties with short cropped hair. He was wearing shorts.

Detective Constable Matthew Bradley, of Bournemouth CID, said: “I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information about those responsible to contact Dorset Police.”

Police fears for Poole man missing 'in distressed state'

Nicholas was last seen on Saturday night Credit: Dorset Police

Officers are becoming increasingly concerned for a missing Poole man and are appealing for the public’s help to find him.

Nicholas Earle, who is 43 years old, was last seen at his home in Solly Close at around 11.30pm on Saturday 24 September.

He left on his bicycle, a black MuddyFox mountain bike with a brown seat, but has not come back home.

Nicholas is white, five feet ten inches tall, of medium build and has blue eyes and short light ginger hair. He also has numerous tattoos on his arms and hands.

He is wearing a dark grey track suit, a T-shirt and a charcoal coloured top with a hood.

“We believe Nicholas was very upset when he left and he has not been in contact with his family since.

“We are very concerned that he may come to some harm and we need to find him as soon as possible.

“I urge anyone who might know where Nicholas may be or has seen a man matching his description to please contact Dorset Police urgently.

“Also, if anyone has seen the described mountain bike, please get in touch.

“If Nicholas sees this message, please contact us as we and your family want to ensure you are safe and well.”

– Inspector Anna Harvey, Dorset Police


Missing- Can you help find 14 year old Mollie?

14 year old Mollie got into a taxi with a friend on Friday morning Credit: Hampshire Police

Police say they are becoming increasingly concerned for the safety of a14-year-old girl from Hampshire who went missing on Friday. ​ Mollie Baker from the Four Marks area took a taxi with another 14 year old girl, having been picked up from their separate addresses at around 7.45am on Friday.

They were dropped off at Queens Road, Farnborough.

Since then, one of the girls has been found safe, but Mollie remains missing.

Credit: Hampshire Police

She has connections with parts of London, including Wandsworth, Walthamstow, Brixton and Tooting.

Detectives are appealing for anyone does know where Mollie is or sees her to get in contact with them.

Those with information are asked to call 999.

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