Dr What? Dalek spotted at side of A338 Spur Road

Bournemouth Echo: Dr What? Dalek spotted at side of A338 Spur Road Dr What? Dalek spotted at side of A338 Spur Road

Our photographer spotted this toy Dalek sat at the side of the A338 Spur Road on Thursday afternoon.

Do you know how it came to be there? Let us know by tweeting @bournemouthecho or email digital@bournemouthecho.co.uk

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1:43pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Hurn08 says...

ExterminA338
ExterminA338 Hurn08

1:55pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

Shouldn't he have a hi vis jacket on.
Shouldn't he have a hi vis jacket on. Hessenford

2:01pm Thu 30 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

I wondered where little nobath was hiding
stupid boy.
I wondered where little nobath was hiding stupid boy. nickynoodah

2:06pm Thu 30 Jan 14

MCAME1989 says...

I found a pencil case once should I hav reported it?
My friends kids chucked their new school jumpers out the window on the upton bypass....I'm surprised a police search wasn't called for two children!
I found a pencil case once should I hav reported it? My friends kids chucked their new school jumpers out the window on the upton bypass....I'm surprised a police search wasn't called for two children! MCAME1989

2:12pm Thu 30 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

He wont come out with that water near the gutter you know
hates water and soap does the lad .
He wont come out with that water near the gutter you know hates water and soap does the lad . nickynoodah

2:16pm Thu 30 Jan 14

muscliffman says...

Hessenford wrote:
Shouldn't he have a hi vis jacket on.
Well he is at least standing there doing nothing - you cannot have it all!
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: Shouldn't he have a hi vis jacket on.[/p][/quote]Well he is at least standing there doing nothing - you cannot have it all! muscliffman

2:17pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Huey says...

I think that the police should close the road for 8 hours whilst investigting the causes of the dalek and how it came to be beside the A338.
I think that the police should close the road for 8 hours whilst investigting the causes of the dalek and how it came to be beside the A338. Huey

2:28pm Thu 30 Jan 14

funkyferret says...

Be Alert!

Dorset Safety Camera Partnership deploy new covert cameras in a bid to increase revenue...
Be Alert! Dorset Safety Camera Partnership deploy new covert cameras in a bid to increase revenue... funkyferret

2:54pm Thu 30 Jan 14

The irate commuter says...

Bournemouth Echo plumbs new depths !!

(considering how low they were, they takes some doing!!)
Bournemouth Echo plumbs new depths !! (considering how low they were, they takes some doing!!) The irate commuter

2:55pm Thu 30 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

Could be knobdirt looking for benefit strasse
give him a honk if you drive past
Could be knobdirt looking for benefit strasse give him a honk if you drive past nickynoodah

3:36pm Thu 30 Jan 14

smhinto says...

Yet another 'barnstorming' gripping read !! What epic sensational reporting!!
Yet another 'barnstorming' gripping read !! What epic sensational reporting!! smhinto

3:58pm Thu 30 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

Corin,you are getting like some of the others now.
Corin,you are getting like some of the others now. pete woodley

4:32pm Thu 30 Jan 14

RageAgainstTheMachine says...

Its a modern day Red Drone Dalek from the Paradigm Series.
Its a modern day Red Drone Dalek from the Paradigm Series. RageAgainstTheMachine

4:46pm Thu 30 Jan 14

JackJohnson says...

Desperate Toytown Reporter Finds Yet Another New Way To Create Stories And Fly-Tip His Kid's Old Toys At The Same Time.
Desperate Toytown Reporter Finds Yet Another New Way To Create Stories And Fly-Tip His Kid's Old Toys At The Same Time. JackJohnson

4:50pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Uptonian2 says...

Lmao!
Lmao! Uptonian2

6:49pm Thu 30 Jan 14

MrPitiful says...

At least its arms aren't folded.
At least its arms aren't folded. MrPitiful

6:57pm Thu 30 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Run me through this
,#1was he driving passed and spotted the amusing prop and backed up on a busy road with a 60mph speed limit
#2Stopped for a bathroom break And spotted the hilarious toy (getting funnier)
#3 got a text from the editor ."need to fill a few page inches.give me a really really side splitting pic.
#4 Corine told" find anything to fill a few inches anything will do"
Run me through this ,#1was he driving passed and spotted the amusing prop and backed up on a busy road with a 60mph speed limit #2Stopped for a bathroom break And spotted the hilarious toy (getting funnier) #3 got a text from the editor ."need to fill a few page inches.give me a really really side splitting pic. #4 Corine told" find anything to fill a few inches anything will do" kalebmoledirt

7:13pm Thu 30 Jan 14

JackJohnson says...

The great irony is that they've asked readers to tweet or email - completely ignoring their own comment section. Surely it's obvious to them, by now, that any weak or suspect story will will be ripped to shreds in the comments section.
The great irony is that they've asked readers to tweet or email - completely ignoring their own comment section. Surely it's obvious to them, by now, that any weak or suspect story will will be ripped to shreds in the comments section. JackJohnson

7:36pm Thu 30 Jan 14

dorsetviewer2012 says...

exterminate me now Oh please very slow in the echo offices got to be ?
exterminate me now Oh please very slow in the echo offices got to be ? dorsetviewer2012

7:50pm Thu 30 Jan 14

JackJohnson says...

I wonder if the Echo has a 'Most Ridiculous Story of the Year award? This one's going to take some beating.
I wonder if the Echo has a 'Most Ridiculous Story of the Year award? This one's going to take some beating. JackJohnson

7:56pm Thu 30 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

This story appeared in the Sunday Times the Wall street journal.Sydney morning Herald.Tokyo today.come on Echo get original OR did they buy it off you?.you can us
This story appeared in the Sunday Times the Wall street journal.Sydney morning Herald.Tokyo today.come on Echo get original OR did they buy it off you?.you can us kalebmoledirt

8:11pm Thu 30 Jan 14

JackJohnson says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
This story appeared in the Sunday Times the Wall street journal.Sydney morning Herald.Tokyo today.come on Echo get original OR did they buy it off you?.you can us
It's worse than I thought. If it's appearing in different places all at about the same time it must be (SFX: evil-sounding dalek background music) . . . an INVASION.
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: This story appeared in the Sunday Times the Wall street journal.Sydney morning Herald.Tokyo today.come on Echo get original OR did they buy it off you?.you can us[/p][/quote]It's worse than I thought. If it's appearing in different places all at about the same time it must be (SFX: evil-sounding dalek background music) . . . an INVASION. JackJohnson

8:45pm Thu 30 Jan 14

GAHmusic says...

I think it was trying to get out of Bournemouth
I think it was trying to get out of Bournemouth GAHmusic

8:51pm Thu 30 Jan 14

JackJohnson says...

GAHmusic wrote:
I think it was trying to get out of Bournemouth
Problem the most plausible explanation so far.
[quote][p][bold]GAHmusic[/bold] wrote: I think it was trying to get out of Bournemouth[/p][/quote]Problem the most plausible explanation so far. JackJohnson

8:56pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Whatsyourproblem says...

Well let's all hope it exterminates the echo from existence, muppets!
Well let's all hope it exterminates the echo from existence, muppets! Whatsyourproblem

9:09pm Thu 30 Jan 14

JackJohnson says...

JackJohnson wrote:
GAHmusic wrote:
I think it was trying to get out of Bournemouth
Problem the most plausible explanation so far.
Oops - my bad. probably - not problem.
[quote][p][bold]JackJohnson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GAHmusic[/bold] wrote: I think it was trying to get out of Bournemouth[/p][/quote]Problem the most plausible explanation so far.[/p][/quote]Oops - my bad. probably - not problem. JackJohnson

11:59pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Lord Spring says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
Run me through this
,#1was he driving passed and spotted the amusing prop and backed up on a busy road with a 60mph speed limit
#2Stopped for a bathroom break And spotted the hilarious toy (getting funnier)
#3 got a text from the editor ."need to fill a few page inches.give me a really really side splitting pic.
#4 Corine told" find anything to fill a few inches anything will do"
60 mph dual carriage way speed limit !! were they towing a trailer.
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: Run me through this ,#1was he driving passed and spotted the amusing prop and backed up on a busy road with a 60mph speed limit #2Stopped for a bathroom break And spotted the hilarious toy (getting funnier) #3 got a text from the editor ."need to fill a few page inches.give me a really really side splitting pic. #4 Corine told" find anything to fill a few inches anything will do"[/p][/quote]60 mph dual carriage way speed limit !! were they towing a trailer. Lord Spring

1:53am Fri 31 Jan 14

Understated says...

this is simultaneously the best and worst article i have read on this site..
this is simultaneously the best and worst article i have read on this site.. Understated

7:34am Fri 31 Jan 14

John T says...

You don't mess with Messer, Mr Dalek, or you get shot!
You don't mess with Messer, Mr Dalek, or you get shot! John T

8:26am Fri 31 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
Run me through this
,#1was he driving passed and spotted the amusing prop and backed up on a busy road with a 60mph speed limit
#2Stopped for a bathroom break And spotted the hilarious toy (getting funnier)
#3 got a text from the editor ."need to fill a few page inches.give me a really really side splitting pic.
#4 Corine told" find anything to fill a few inches anything will do"
Pretty much I would say, I saw this on Sunday but believe me it was right in the ditch not on the road side, a possible Echo reporter on their day off stopped in the lay by and manufactured a very very lame storey, but hey Echo online is free and you get what you pay for
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: Run me through this ,#1was he driving passed and spotted the amusing prop and backed up on a busy road with a 60mph speed limit #2Stopped for a bathroom break And spotted the hilarious toy (getting funnier) #3 got a text from the editor ."need to fill a few page inches.give me a really really side splitting pic. #4 Corine told" find anything to fill a few inches anything will do"[/p][/quote]Pretty much I would say, I saw this on Sunday but believe me it was right in the ditch not on the road side, a possible Echo reporter on their day off stopped in the lay by and manufactured a very very lame storey, but hey Echo online is free and you get what you pay for cheeriedriteup

9:00am Fri 31 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

Lord Spring wrote:
kalebmoledirt wrote:
Run me through this
,#1was he driving passed and spotted the amusing prop and backed up on a busy road with a 60mph speed limit
#2Stopped for a bathroom break And spotted the hilarious toy (getting funnier)
#3 got a text from the editor ."need to fill a few page inches.give me a really really side splitting pic.
#4 Corine told" find anything to fill a few inches anything will do"
60 mph dual carriage way speed limit !! were they towing a trailer.
Could have been driving a van !
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: Run me through this ,#1was he driving passed and spotted the amusing prop and backed up on a busy road with a 60mph speed limit #2Stopped for a bathroom break And spotted the hilarious toy (getting funnier) #3 got a text from the editor ."need to fill a few page inches.give me a really really side splitting pic. #4 Corine told" find anything to fill a few inches anything will do"[/p][/quote]60 mph dual carriage way speed limit !! were they towing a trailer.[/p][/quote]Could have been driving a van ! cheeriedriteup

7:49pm Fri 31 Jan 14

crispy_pants says...

GAHmusic wrote:
I think it was trying to get out of Bournemouth
Trouble is that it couldn't thumb a lift. That's why it's stuck there.
[quote][p][bold]GAHmusic[/bold] wrote: I think it was trying to get out of Bournemouth[/p][/quote]Trouble is that it couldn't thumb a lift. That's why it's stuck there. crispy_pants

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