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Appeal to driver of car with fluffy steering wheel to come forward over hit and run

Police investigating a hit and run in Poole are urging the driver of a car with a fluffy steering wheel to come forward.

It happened last Tuesday morning as the pedestrian crossed on Alder Road next to the roundabout at Sainsburys.

The victim, a local woman aged in her 60s, was walking across the pedestrian crossing that was on red for drivers when she was hit by a small black car being driven by a woman.

The victim describes the vehicle as having a fluffy steering wheel. The driver mouthed "are you ok?" before driving away.

The victim was left with bruising and a minor injury to her leg which has caused her to walk with a limp.

"It is very lucky the victim was not seriously injured although she has been left shaken by the incident.

"I am only now in a position to issue the witness appeal as we have only recently been able to speak to the victim and establish the full details.

“Perhaps you know someone who drives a small black car with a fluffy steering wheel? If you do, please contact police. I am also aware there may have been a number of people in the area at the time who may have witnessed the incident and I would ask them to come forward.

“Finally, I would appeal directly to the driver to please contact me.”

– Police Constable Matt Batter, of Poole police

Men in court over shop distraction robberies in Dorset

The Spar in Winton was targeted on Friday 14th October

Two men charged in connection with two robberies and shoplifting in Dorset are due to appear before Bournemouth Magistrates Court this morning.

The incidents took place at the Co-op on Oakdale Road in Poole at around 9.20pm on Wednesday 12th October, and the Spar store in Wimborne Road in Winton during the evening of Friday 14th October.

In both cases one man was attempting to pay a shop assistant while a second man sprayed the distracted worker in the face with an unknown substance - the men then took off with cash from the open till.

A 35-year-old man and 40-year-old man - both from Hemel Hempsted - have been charged with the crimes. They are due before magistrates later.

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Missing pregnant woman from Dorset found in Spain

Missing woman found in Spain

A heavily pregnant woman from Poole who was reported to be missing after failing to attend an appointment at a hospital in Dorset has been found safe and well in Spain. The police had voiced concerns for her welfare after she was last seen leaving Poole Hospital on Tuesday 30th August.

Dorset Police say that Katie Miles was found today in the Alicante region of Spain. She was found with her boyfriend Robert Brown, and is now receiving medical attention in a hospital.

Arrests after burglary at optician's shop.

Three men have been arrested after reports of a burglary in Poole.

It happened at around 1.40am on Tuesday 26 July 2016 at Leightons Opticians in Poole High Street.

It is alleged that a group of people smashed the front glass of the opticians to gain entry, taking around £10,000 worth of sunglasses.

Detectives are also investigating an incident at Matthews Opticians in Sherborne on Sunday 24 July where it was reported that pairs of sunglasses were stolen following a break-in.

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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