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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


Park cordoned off as police investigate suspected rape of 15 year old

Library picture- Toddler's Cove playground Credit: Google Images

Detectives investigating a report of a rape have cordoned off a park in Canterbury.

In the early hours of Sunday 25 September Kent Police received a report that a 15 year-old girl had been raped shortly before midnight on Friday 23 September.

As part of the inquiry, officers have put a cordon in place in the Toddler’s Cove playground, off Whitehall Road.

Enquiries into the incident are currently ongoing.

Dozens of firefighters tackle warehouse blaze in Dartford

Library picture Credit: ITV

Around 30 firefighters are dealing with a warehouse fire on Powder Mill Lane, Dartford.

They were called to the scene shortly after midnight to find the two-storey warehouse, which is used as a commercial property, well alight.

Crews have been using three main jets, a hose reel and water from a hydrant to bring the blaze under control.

A height vehicle is also at the scene and is being used to gain access to the roof to fight the fire.


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.

Shoppers stuck in carpark for hours due to roadworks

Fremlin Walk carpark in Maidstone Credit: Google Maps

Angry shoppers have been stuck inside Fremlin Walk car park in Kent for more than two hours because of roadworks on a nearby bridge.

Work on St Peter's Bridge in Maidstone has caused significant congestion on Fairmeadow, preventing cars from leaving the carpark.

Exit barriers have been opened in attempted to ease the problem.

Drivers waiting to get out have been tweeting their frustration:

Fremlin Walk has been assuring customers that it is doing all it can to get drivers out, but says the cause of the congestion is out of its control.

Kent County Council has previously warned motorists about possible delays during the works.

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