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Warning after nitrous oxide is stolen from Dorset hospital

Police are investigating the theft of three bottles of nitrous oxide from a hospital in Wimborne and are warning members of the public not to use the gas.

The bottles were taken from a gas storage unit outside the Victoria Hospital on Victoria Road, sometime between 4pm on Friday 30 October and 8am on Monday 2 November.

Detective Sergeant Al Marks, of Dorset Police, said: “I am appealing for witnesses and anyone who has any information about the person responsible or the whereabouts of these bottles to contact us on 101. I would urge members of the public not to use the bottles should they come across them as the gas can pose serious health risks. If nitrous oxide is not used under professional medical supervision, there is a risk of death as it can lead to a lack of oxygen.”

Police release CCTV in bid to trace suspects following shoplifting incident

Police are trying to identify two suspects following a shoplifting incident Credit: Dorset Police
Police are trying to identify two suspects following a shoplifting incident Credit: Dorset Police

Officers investigating a shoplifting offence in Wimborne are appealing to the public to help identify the two suspects – with CCTV images being released.

The offence happened at Lloyds Pharmacy in the Square on Wednesday 15 April 2015 at around 1pm.

A man and a woman entered the store and selected a number of high value cosmetics from the shelves. They placed them in their bags and left without making any attempt to pay.

Following my investigations, I am now in a position to release CCTV images of the suspects. I am appealing to witnesses and anyone who recognises the man and woman in the photo, to contact me in confidence on 101.

– Police Constable Simon Fricker, of Ferndown police

Appeal for witnesses after trouser theft

Police want to speak to this couple in connection with a theft Credit: Dorset Police

Officers in Wimborne would like to speak to a couple in connection with the theft of trousers from a shop in the town.

At around 10pm on Wednesday 15 April 2015 a man and a woman entered The Minster Boutique on West Street, placed five pairs of trousers worth around £300 in total into a bag and left without making an attempt to pay.

No arrests have been made.

“Having now reviewed the CCTV footage of this incident I am now in a position to release an image of a couple I would like to speak to who may be able to help me with my enquiries. Anyone who is able to identify either of the individuals pictured should contact me on 101. All calls will be treated in strict confidence.”

– Police Constable Adam Aggas, of Wimborne Police

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CCTV appeal in Wimborne

Police want to speak to these people in connection with a shoplifting offence Credit: Dorset Police

Officers investigating a shoplifting offence in Wimborne are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward – with CCTV images of two suspects being released.

The offence happened at the Waitrose store, Rowlands Hill, on Monday 9 February 2015 at around 6.20pm.

A man and a woman entered the store and looked around the wine and spirits aisle. The woman selected a number of bottles of sprits and placed them in her shoulder bag. The man paid for a separate item before they left the store together, without making any attempt to pay for the bottles in the woman’s bag.

“Following my investigations, I am now in a position to release CCTV images of the suspects. I am appealing to witnesses and anyone who recognises the man and woman in the photo, to contact me in confidence on 101.”

– Police Constable Adam Aggas, of Ferndown police

Concern for missing elderly woman

Olga Duncan was last seen this morning Credit: Dorset Police

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for a woman who has gone missing in Bournemouth town centre.

Olga Duncan, who is 84, is thought to have left her home in Wimborne today, Saturday 20 December 2014, and caught the number 13 Wilts and Dorset bus from the town to Bournemouth town centre, arriving at around 10.35am.

She is described as white and is wearing a full length grey coat with black markings, black shoes, a skirt and tights. She is carrying a black handbag and walks slightly bent forward. She has dark greying hair which is slightly curly and cut to the neckline.

“Olga is easily confused and we are becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare. We know she caught the bus from Wimborne and arrived in Bournemouth Square at 10.35am. The town centre is very busy today and we are urging shoppers to please contact Dorset Police immediately if they see someone matching Olga’s description in the area. For Olga’s own safety we need to find her urgently. I urge anyone with any information, no matter how small or seemingly irrelevant, to contact the police on 101.”

– Chief Inspector Guy Shimmons, of Dorset Police

Police appeal after 16-year-old girl robbed in Wimborne

Officers are appealing for witnesses and information after a 16-year-old girl was robbed at a bus stop in the Merley area of Wimborne.

The teenager was waiting for a bus opposite Merley First School in Oakley Straight on the morning of Friday, November 7, when she was pushed to the ground twice causing her to hit her head.

The victim's red and pink headphones were stolen and she sustained bruises to her face and body

The offender is described as white, five feet six inches tall and of muscly build. He was wearing dark coloured jeans, a leather jacket, a dark coloured hooded top with the hood up and padded ski gloves.

This was a frightening attack on a teenage girl in broad daylight and fortunately she did not suffer more serious injuries.

I am keen to speak to anyone who may have seen this incident or has any information that can assist with the investigation. I urge witnesses and anyone with information to come forward as soon as possible.

– Police Constable Julie Payne, Poole Police

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 7:199, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Driver of motorhome dies after collision with truck

Dorset police officers are appealing for witnesses after a fatal crash on the A31, outside Wimborne service station.

The collision happened between a grey and white Fiat Autorail motorhome and a yellow DAF tipper truck.

Sadly, the driver of the motorhome, a man in his 60s from Fareham, died at the scene. His wife, a woman in her 60s and the driver of the tipper truck were taken to hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 24:126.

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