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Concerns for missing Dorset man

Karl Collison was last seen in the early hours of this morning Credit: Dorset Police

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find a missing man from Poole.

Karl Collison, who is 29 years old, was last seen at an address on Langdon Road in Poole at around 2.50am this morning.

Karl is white, about five feet ten inches tall and of slim to medium build. He has light brown hair and was last seen wearing a light-coloured jacket and trousers.

“His behaviour is out of character and we are aware he may have been very upset recently.

“I would urge anyone who might know where Karl may be or has seen him since the early hours of this morning to please call Dorset Police urgently.

“If Karl sees this message, please contact us as we want to know you are safe and well.”

– Inspector Anna Harvey, of Dorset Police

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Two men stabbed during attack in Poole

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after two men were assaulted in Poole.

Officers were called to Hasler Road on Sunday afternoon.

Two local men aged 22 and 32 were injured. One sustained injuries to his upper leg and the second sustained a hand injury. They were both taken to hospital for treatment. Their conditions are not life-threatening.

No arrests have been made.

“I am appealing to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of Hasler Road at the relevant time to please call me.”

– Detective Sergeant Simon Perry, of Bournemouth CID

Can you help Police trace missing David from Poole?

David from Poole told his family he was going out for a walk Credit: Dorset Police

The family of a 67-year-old man who never returned from a walk this morning are appealing for help to find him.

David Horsford from Samson Road in Poole, told his family he was going for a walk and left home at 7.30am. David, who is 5ft 11in, was wearing a black Berghaus jacket and green Craghopper trousers.

Dorset Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for David's welfare. The National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter has been involved in the search as have teams from the marine section.

“I understand that David has not been in the right frame of mind recently and cannot walk very far. For him to have not have returned home is completely out of character.

"We are releasing a photo of David in the hope that the public may know of his whereabouts. He was wearing the same jacket pictured when he left the house, but has lost some weight since the photo was taken.

“I’d urge anyone who knows of David’s whereabouts or who has seen a man matching his description to contact the police straight away.

“His family are very concerned for his wellbeing and we simply want to know he is safe and well."

– Chief Inspector Jim Beashel, Dorset Police

Appeal to find man caught on CCTV abusing dog

The RSPCA wants to trace this man seen abusing a dog in Poole Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA is appealing for help to find a man seen abusing a dog outside a supermarket in Poole in Dorset.

A member of the public contacted the charity after they saw the man aggressively handling and then hitting the medium-size black and tan coloured dog outside doors to the Asda store in Culliford Crescent, Canford Heath on Monday 29 February.

“This footage is shocking to see and I am very keen to find this person and indeed the dog, to check on their welfare.

“Treating any animal this way is totally unacceptable. Anyone with any information is urged to leave a message for me in complete confidence on our inspectors’ appeal line on 0300 123 8018."

– Inspector Hammond

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Thief runs up £3,250 on stolen debit card

Credit: Bournemouth Police

Police are searching for a man who went on a £3,000 spending spree with a vulnerable man's debit card.

The victim lost his wallet on the 24 bus in Bournemouth on Thursday.

Over a 24-hour period, £3,250 was spent in 21 shops from Poole to Boscombe. His card has since been cancelled.

It is essential that if you do lose your wallet or bank cards that you ensure you contact your bank and cancel them immediately. While it may be difficult to remember a pin number it is very important to change it to something more memorable and memorise it. Never write it down or keep it alongside your card.

– PC Chris Rawlings, Bournemouth police

Council under fire for tree felling to restore 'sea view'

It's a well known beauty spot, where you can see Poole Harbour in all its splendour.

However, many visitors were complaining that overgrown trees were getting in the way of the aptly named 'Sea View'.

Well, now the council is being criticised for felling dozens of healthy trees to restore the views.

Local residents say the natural habitat has been destroyed. Sam Holder reports.

Man stabbed as he walked through park

Police are investigating after a man was stabbed in the stomach as he walked through a park in Dorset.

The 59-year-old victim was in Poole Park near to the crazy golf area between 6pm and 7pm on Saturday when he was approached from behind.

The offender ran toward the war memorial. The victim then managed to walk to Poole Hospital where he underwent surgery. He remains in hospital receiving treatment, but his condition is not life-threatening.

Officers have been searching Poole Park for the weapon used in the incident and this search will continue today.

If anyone finds a knife or sharp object in Poole Park or discarded nearby, they are urged to not touch the item but call Dorset Police immediately.

“This was an unprovoked assault and there will have been people in the park at the time of day the incident occurred. I am appealing to anyone who may have seen the incident or anyone acting suspiciously around the time of the assault to contact me on 101.

“It is likely there may be an increased police presence around the Poole Park area while investigations into the incident continue.”

– Detective Sergeant Ben Morgan, of Bournemouth CID
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