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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

Appeal after teenager injured in hit and run

Police in Poole are appealing for information after a 13-year-old boy was injured in a hit and run.

The boy was knocked off his bike as his bike collided with a motorcycle as he rode along Methuen Road yesterday afternoon.

He suffered injuries to his torso, arm and leg, which are not believed to be serious.

The motorcycle failed to stop at the scene following the collision.

“The boy was obviously very shaken by the incident and suffered injuries. I am asking anyone who may be able to identify the rider of the motorcycle to get in touch with me on 101.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or manner of driving of the motorcyclist before the incident to contact me.

“I would also appeal directly to the motorcyclist to do the right thing and come forward.”

– Police Constable Andrea Grant, of Poole police

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Thieves steal charity collection tins at Christmas lights display

The residents at Runton Road in Poole stage an annual lights display Credit: Runton Road Christmas Lights Community

A fundraising page has been set up after thieves stole two collection tins from a Christmas lights display held in aid of a hospice in Dorset.

The residents of Runton Road in Poole stage an annual lights display which attracts thousands of people and last year it raised £8,500 for a number of good causes.

But on Friday organisers found that two collection tins, estimated to contain about £300, had been stolen from outside their homes where they had been tied to posts.

The money was set to be donated to the Forest Holme Hospice in Poole at the request of seven-year-old Mason White, who has the skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa.

Annika Frend has set up a justgiving page in a bid to replace the lost money.

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Annika Frend has set up a fundraising page to replace the lost money Credit: JustGiving
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