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Police seek three people after store theft

Officers in Poole would like to speak to three people in connection with a theft at John Lewis at Home – with CCTV images being released.

The incident happened at Poole Retail Park around 4.45pm on Tuesday 10 March 2015.

Officers believe two women and a man worked as a team to steal a Bose speaker from the store. No arrests have been made.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 11:297. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

Police would like to speak this woman in connection with store theft Credit: Dorset Police
Police would like to speak this woman in connection with store theft Credit: Dorset Police
Police would like to speak this person in connection with store theft Credit: Dorset Police

“I would like to speak to the three people pictured as I believe they will be able to help with my enquiries into this incident. Anyone who may be able to identify the individuals or has more information about the theft should contact me on 101.”

– Police Constable Sian Coombs, Poole Police


Telephone fraudsters targeted 430 Dorset residents

Dorset residents warned over telephone scam Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Police have revealed more than £2m has been scammed from residents in south-west England by telephone fraudsters in the past year.

About 700 offences have been reported to police since March 2014, with more than 430 victims in Dorset.

Officers have warned people in Poole, Dorchester and Weymouth to be especially wary of giving out card details or handing over money.

Callers often pose as police officers or bankers to trick vulnerable people.

In total, 30 people in Dorset have lost money, although police suspect the overall number is much higher as many attempts to defraud people go unreported.

Flyers, leaflets and social media are being used to warn residents.

Two people were arrested and released on bail on 2 March in relation to a number of alleged telephone money scams in the Poole area.

On Tuesday, two men were jailed at Bristol Crown Court for defrauding vulnerable people in Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall out of more than £88,000.

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.


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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