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Man knocked unconscious during robbery

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Bournemouth.

Emergency services were called to Holdenhurst Road just after 4am this morning.

The victim, a local man aged in his 20s, was walking from the Lansdowne toward St Paul's roundabout. As he got to the entrance of the underpass he was approached by two men.

The offenders spoke to the victim, who was on the phone to his friend, and threatened him before he was knocked unconscious. He was found by a passing motorist lying on the pavement.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries to his face and a fractured cheekbone. His mobile phone and wallet were stolen during the incident.

The offenders are described as white, aged in their early 20s, around five feet ten inches tall, of medium build, clean shaven. The first offender had short hair and the second had longer hair in a quiff style at the front.

No arrests have been made.

“This was a violent and unprovoked incident which has left the victim with serious facial injuries.

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the Holdenhurst Road area at the relevant time and saw the incident to please contact Dorset Police.”

– Detective Constable Honor McAdam, of Bournemouth CID


Jail sentences increased for 'barbaric burglars' who tortured couple

Daniel Wallace and Kacey Adams have had their sentences almost doubled Credit: Kent Police

Two "barbaric" burglars who tied up a couple in their home and poured boiling water over their heads have had their sentences almost doubled. In April last year, Kacey Adams, 34, and 33-year-old Daniel Wallace broke in to the bungalow in Halstead, near Sevenoaks, of 66-year-old John Buswell, as he watched TV and his wife Janis, 64, knitted clothes for her expected great-grandchild. The intruders used cable ties to tie up the couple and subjected them to almost two hours of torture to demand the codes to their safes. Both men admitted aggravated burglary and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

They had earlier been found guilty of conspiracy to murder after a man was shot in the face in a revenge attack. At Chelmsford Crown Court in April, Adams of Ilford, and Wallace, of Dagenham, were jailed for life with a minimum term of 12 and a half years before they are eligible to apply for parole.

But at the Court of Appeal in London yesterday three judges increased the minimum term to 23 years. Lady Justice Sharp, sitting with Mr Justice Popplewell and Judge Picton, said it was a "quite exceptional case" and the original sentences did not reflect the extreme gravity of the crimes. The appeal judges also increased the sentence imposed on 25-year-old Edward Dooley for his part in a drive-by shooting in May 2016, which the victim survived but was left with life-changing injuries.

Dooley, of Romford, was given a 16-year sentence for conspiracy to murder but that was replaced with a life sentence with a minimum term of 15 years.

Taxi driver robbed in Gosport

An investigation is underway after a taxi driver was robbed in Gosport.

The 52-year-old victim drove his vehicle to an address in Tribe Road, at around 1am on Monday to collect a passenger.

A man who used his arms to cover his face, approached the vehicle from an alleyway and opened one of the car’s doors. He jumped into the front of the vehicle and threatened the driver, demanding he hand over cash.

The driver then fled from the vehicle, which he had started to reverse, and ran into Vernon Road, followed by the unknown man.

The driver threw money at the man after which the man ran away in the direction of Whitworth Road.

Police want to hear from anyone who was in Tribe Road or Vernon Road at around this time? Did you see what happened or see a man running away?

Thieves steal £14,000 from delivery driver

The driver was delivering to Santander when he was targeted Credit: ITV Meridian

Police are searching for three men who stole £14,000 from a cash-in-transit driver in Bitterne. The thieves grabbed the cash box from the delivery driver who was delivering to Santander at around 1am this morning.

The driver was delivering to Santander when he was targeted Credit: ITV Meridian

A dark coloured Volvo and the cassette box containing the money were later found abandoned in nearby roads. Officers are appealing for anyone who saw the robbery to get in touch.

CCTV released in connection with robbery

Police want to speak to these men in connection with a robbery in Reading Credit: Thames Valley Police

Police investigating a violent robbery in Reading want to speak to a group of men pictured on CCTV.

A man was attacked and robbed in the early hours of Sunday 10th April as he walked in Beresford Road.

One of the men police want to speak to was dressed in fancy dress.

After the assault the victim noticed his wallet was missing which contained cash and bank and ID cards.

The victim sustained minor injuries including cuts and bruises. He did not require hospital treatment.

Police would like to speak to the people shown in the CCTV images as they may have information which could help with the investigation.


World shooting champion attacked by masked raiders

A world shooting champion says he's been left "mentally scarred forever", after masked raiders broke into his home, beat him with a hammer, and stole trophies and guns. George Digweed and his wife were tied up by the robbers at their home in the quiet village of Northiam on the Kent Sussex border. The men ransacked the house, and then made off with the family car. Andrea Thomas reports.

Man armed with metal bar robs shop on Isle of Wight

The robbery happened at the Welcome Store in Avenue Road, Sandown, on Monday night Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

A man armed with a metal bar has robbed a convenience shop on the Isle of Wight.

The man stole cash and smashed a display stand at around 10:20pm on Monday at the Welcome Store in Avenue Road, Sandown.

The shop assistants were left shaken and the man made off on foot in the direction of the Tap Pub.

Earl of March recovering after robbery at stately home

The Earl of March says he and his wife are recovering after being tied and up and robbed at their stately home in Sussex.

More than half a million pounds worth of family heirlooms were taken in the raid at Goodwood House near Chichester.

A 26 year-old man from Hampshire arrested on suspicion of robbery has been released on bail.

Penny Silvester reports

Man robbed in broad daylight

Police are appealing for information after a man was robbed in broad daylight in Basingstoke on Monday afternoon.

The 20-year-old was approached by two men on a grassed area of Vivian Road, close to Oakridge Towers, Oakridge, around 4.15pm.

The men demanded property from him, grabbed his sunglasses and went through his jeans pockets before the victim was able to break free.

The men got away with the sunglasses valued at around £5.

The victim suffered some reddening to his face but was otherwise uninjured.

The offenders are described as:

  • white man
  • 5ft 8ins tall
  • average build
  • bald
  • wearing a white t-shirt, grey jogging bottoms with a blue stripe up the side
  • white man
  • 5ft 8ins tall
  • skinny build
  • curly brown hair to the top of his ears
  • wearing blue, baggy jeans and dark coloured (possibly blue) jumper

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Simon Merritt at Basingstoke police station on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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