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Witness appeal after man knocked off motorcycle

A man was left needing hospital treatment after he was knocked off his motorcycle by a car which failed to stop on Tuesday 17th February.

The incident happened at the Turlin Road and B3068 Blandford Road junction in Poole at about 3.40pm.

Detectives say the driver of a blue Renault vehicle, thought to be a Clio, failed to stop after colliding with the motorcycle, and continued to drive onto Turlin Road.

Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to about the incident to come forward.

The biker, a man aged 29, from Wimborne was treated for injuries to his hand at Poole Hospital.

“I would like to speak to the person driving the car at the time and anyone who witnessed the incident.

“I would also like to urge anyone who knows of a recently damaged vehicle, matching the description of the blue Renault, to contact me in confidence.”

– Police Constable Paul Mellor, Poole Police

Anyone who can help is asked to telephone Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 17:282

Or - to call Crimestoppers anonymously on their free hotline 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

Trust fund for Samantha Henderson's children reaches £5000

The trust fund for Samantha Henderson's children reaches more than £5000 Credit: ITV Meridian

A trust fund set up to raise money for the four young children of Dorset mum Samantha Henderson has raised more than five and a half thousand pounds.

Samantha Henderson was found in a lake a week after being reported missing Credit: Dorset Police

The 25 year-old from Corfe Castle went missing last month. Her body was found in a lake a week later. Her partner 27-year-old Dominic Isom has been charged with her murder and is due to stand trial in June.

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Paedophile jailed for 14 months for indecent images

A paedophile has been jailed for more than a year for eight offences of making indecent images of children, and possession of extreme pornography to include bestiality.

Jonathon Anthony James, 34, from Poole, was sentenced on Monday 22 December 2014 at Bournemouth Crown Court.

Various computers and electronic equipment were subsequently seized at James’s home address. Credit: Dorset Police

He was found to be in possession of category A movies which show the most severe category of abuse.

On release from prison, James will be given a Sex Offenders’ Prevention Order and placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register.

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Condor's new ferry glides into Poole on Boxing Day

The new arrival will sail to the Channel Islands Credit: Condor Ferries

Condor 102 – the latest addition to the Condor Ferries fleet – arrived into the UK this morning, sailing into her UK base of Poole. The ship is the first of her kind in Northern Europe.

Watched by keen on-lookers and escorted by a tug, Condor 102,sailed past the Sandbanks peninsula and alongside Brownsea Island, before berthing at Poole Port.

The arrival concludes her long journey from Cebu in the Philippines, from where she departed on 4 December. During her 10,500 nautical mile journey she has sailed across the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Canal and via the Mediterranean before travelling up the Bay of Biscay and into the English Channel. The new ship represents £50m of investment in the Channel Islands, securing the future of high speed ferry travel to the Islands.

Condor 102 will now go through a period of customisation in Poole with a full internal fit out completed by interior refurbishment specialists Trimline. She will also complete a series of sea trials in the UK and the Channel Islands before she officially comes into service in late March, sailing from Poole to Guernsey and Jersey.

Burglars target Pastor's home while he's in Church

Thieves stole Christmas presents from a pastor's house in Poole while he was in church leading a carol service.

Simon Patterson returned home in Poole, Dorset, on Sunday evening to discover that the front door was slightly open and a garden spade had been left next to it.

Inside, he found that one bedroom had been rifled through and some of his four children's Christmas presents had been taken from a wardrobe, along with a tablet computer and a woman's handbag containing a phone, purse and digital camera.

Mr Patterson, who leads Parkstone Evangelical Free Church, said: "We had a burglary while we were at a carol service and they took some presents."

He said family and friends had helped to replace the stolen gifts and urged members of the public not to donate anything.

"We've had lots of generosity and gifts from other people," he said

A Dorset Police spokeswoman said: "We were called to reports of a burglary on Ringwood Road which occurred sometime between 3.40pm and 5.50pm on December 21.

"Offenders gained access to the secured premises by forcing the front door and stole an unknown quantity of children's Christmas presents and jewellery. "There have been no arrests."

New beach huts at Poole to ease waiting list

An artist impression of the new beach huts at Branksome Chine (east) Credit: Borough of Poole

Nearly 90 new beach buts will be built at Poole's beached to help reduce waiting lists.

The 88 huts will cost the Borough of Poole £1.35 million to build at three locations including Branksome Chine (East), Branksome Chine (West) and Flaghead Chine.

Some of the huts will be 'super-sized' huts - 33% bigger than standard huts. New access ramps will be built from the promenade to the new huts along with a brand new disbaled toilet.

Building work will begin in the week commencing January 12.

Cllr Xena Dion, cabinet portfolio holder for open spaces and beaches at the Borough of Poole said: 'It's an exciting and long-awaited building project for Poole beaches as we can start to reduce the waiting lists for our very popular beach huts.

Its a cost effective way to invest in the beach, provide local people and visitors with what they have asked for and generate further money that is needed to improve the infrastructure and facilities along the seafront.'

Two people attacked with metal bars in Poole burglary

Detectives investigating an aggravated burglary in Poole are appealing for witnesses and information after three men let themselves into a home and attacked a man and woman with metal bars.

The incident happened in the early hours of November 22 in Egmont Road.

A woman in her fifties and a man in his twenties suffered injuries as a result and required hospital treatment for head wounds.

Detective Constable James Taylor, of Bournemouth and Poole CID, said:

Following the attack the three offenders walked casually up Egmont Road toward South Haven Close.

One of the attackers had a local accent while another was wearing a dark coloured crash helmet with blue and red markings around the front.

– James Taylor

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 22:64, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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