Emergency services called to Poole Hill after two injured in hit and run

Two taken to hospital after hit and run

Two taken to hospital after hit and run

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A car repeatedly hit pedestrians during a terrifying hit and run incident in Bournemouth.

Two people were taken to hospital after being struck by a car which was later found abandoned.

Emergency services were called to Poole Hill in Bournemouth around 4.30am on Sunday morning after reports of 'a number of people' being struck by a vehicle which then drove off.

Witnesses report the car hitting people several times before it drove off.

Mark, who lives nearby and witnessed the incident, said a fight had taken place moments before.

"One guy got punched in the face", he told the Daily Echo.

"The next thing you know, a grey BMW smashed into some people and the post at the side of the road.

"It then reversed and went away. Then it came back and did it once or twice more.

"I just got straight on the phone to the police.

"It was absolutely crazy. One girl was quite badly hurt. Quite a lot of people got hit.

"The windscreen of the car was smashed as well.

"He just kept going backwards and forwards.

"It was unbelievable.

"At first I thought it was an accident. People were screaming and trying to stop the car and get the driver out.

"There were a lot of people outside at the time."

The vehicle struck people outside the Winchester pub first before hitting more pedestrians outside Priva.

Police were unable to say how many people had been struck.

Officers located the car, a grey 318 BMW estate, on the East Overcliff.

It had driven off from the scene in the direction of Terrace Road toward the BIC.

The driver has been described as white, in his late twenties, about five feet six inches tall and of stocky build. He has short dark hair and wore dark clothing.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said Poole Hill will be closed for several hours. It is hoped it will be open later this morning.

Two casualties, a 22-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man, both from Bournemouth, were taken to Poole General Hospital.

The female victim sustained bruising to her body and the male victim, a head wound.

Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

It is understood a number of people filmed the incident on their phones.

Police Sergeant Andy Bell, of Bournemouth CID, said: “We know that a number of people where at the location at that time and we believe that some of them recorded footage of the incident on their phones. I urge those witnesses to contact Dorset Police urgently to make these recordings available to us.

“I am appealing for witnesses to the collision and anyone with information about the man responsible to come forward and contact police.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed the manner of driving of the BMW before and after the incident.”

Investigators were on the scene this morning and the road was cordoned off between Best One convenience store and the Rancho Steak House.

Markers were placed on the road outside the former Priva club.

One man, who lives above Rancho Steak House, said he had heard shouting in the night but that wasn't unusual for the area.

It wasn't until he woke up and saw the police that he realised there had been an incident.

Business owners turning up for work said they were shocked to see the cordon.

Most were unaware of what had happened.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 101.

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9:34am Sun 24 Aug 14

Huey says...

Some people!
Some people! Huey
  • Score: -32

10:13am Sun 24 Aug 14

Marky91 says...

Huey wrote:
Some people!
This wasn't just a hit and run, this was a vicious attack! The car repeatedly hit people, drove off turned around and came back to hit more people. The most horrifying thing I have seen! There was a fight a few minutes earlier this was it carrying on to extreme levels.
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Some people![/p][/quote]This wasn't just a hit and run, this was a vicious attack! The car repeatedly hit people, drove off turned around and came back to hit more people. The most horrifying thing I have seen! There was a fight a few minutes earlier this was it carrying on to extreme levels. Marky91
  • Score: 107

10:46am Sun 24 Aug 14

Huey says...

Marky91 wrote:
Huey wrote:
Some people!
This wasn't just a hit and run, this was a vicious attack! The car repeatedly hit people, drove off turned around and came back to hit more people. The most horrifying thing I have seen! There was a fight a few minutes earlier this was it carrying on to extreme levels.
Very bad behaviour indeed. What goes through some folks heads eh? Nutters.
[quote][p][bold]Marky91[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Some people![/p][/quote]This wasn't just a hit and run, this was a vicious attack! The car repeatedly hit people, drove off turned around and came back to hit more people. The most horrifying thing I have seen! There was a fight a few minutes earlier this was it carrying on to extreme levels.[/p][/quote]Very bad behaviour indeed. What goes through some folks heads eh? Nutters. Huey
  • Score: 34

10:59am Sun 24 Aug 14

razor45 says...

Was this a racial attack after the EDL march early that day?
Was this a racial attack after the EDL march early that day? razor45
  • Score: -113

11:03am Sun 24 Aug 14

Marky91 says...

razor45 wrote:
Was this a racial attack after the EDL march early that day?
No I don't believe so from what I saw. Looked like a fight that got very much out of hand.
[quote][p][bold]razor45[/bold] wrote: Was this a racial attack after the EDL march early that day?[/p][/quote]No I don't believe so from what I saw. Looked like a fight that got very much out of hand. Marky91
  • Score: 42

11:06am Sun 24 Aug 14

News-Hound1 says...

Hopefully the cctv footage should capture the people responsible.
Hopefully the cctv footage should capture the people responsible. News-Hound1
  • Score: 50

12:24pm Sun 24 Aug 14

fedupwithjobsworths says...

Let's hope that when these nutters are caught they actually get sent to prison.
Let's hope that when these nutters are caught they actually get sent to prison. fedupwithjobsworths
  • Score: 62

3:05pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Townee says...

A driver in charge of a car is like someone with a gun, it can kill and this driver was using it as a weapon.
A driver in charge of a car is like someone with a gun, it can kill and this driver was using it as a weapon. Townee
  • Score: 57

3:26pm Sun 24 Aug 14

breamoreboy says...

razor45 wrote:
Was this a racial attack after the EDL march early that day?
It didn't take very long did it. The fourth comment I can see and in keeping with the long term tradition of the Bournemouth Echo it's pure speculation. For all we know it's the "butterfly effect" that started out somewhere in Australia.
[quote][p][bold]razor45[/bold] wrote: Was this a racial attack after the EDL march early that day?[/p][/quote]It didn't take very long did it. The fourth comment I can see and in keeping with the long term tradition of the Bournemouth Echo it's pure speculation. For all we know it's the "butterfly effect" that started out somewhere in Australia. breamoreboy
  • Score: 23

4:45pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Cosmic Crusader says...

Must remember not to be in Bournemouth town centre at 4.30 am. Come to think of it, probably best not to visit at any time!
Must remember not to be in Bournemouth town centre at 4.30 am. Come to think of it, probably best not to visit at any time! Cosmic Crusader
  • Score: 33

8:33pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Lord Parkstone says...

Disgruntled former Westbourne estate agent?
Disgruntled former Westbourne estate agent? Lord Parkstone
  • Score: 50

10:19pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes says...

Lord Parkstone wrote:
Disgruntled former Westbourne estate agent?
Breathtaking!
[quote][p][bold]Lord Parkstone[/bold] wrote: Disgruntled former Westbourne estate agent?[/p][/quote]Breathtaking! Bournesouthmouth Downpokes
  • Score: -3

10:28pm Sun 24 Aug 14

muppett says...

Not boscombe this time
Not boscombe this time muppett
  • Score: 7

10:32pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Chief-Wiggum says...

Another isolated incident...
Another isolated incident... Chief-Wiggum
  • Score: 10

11:45pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Yankee1 says...

The only charge could be Attempted Murder.

Life. No parole.

(That will never happen.)
The only charge could be Attempted Murder. Life. No parole. (That will never happen.) Yankee1
  • Score: 25

11:47pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Yankee1 says...

Cosmic Crusader wrote:
Must remember not to be in Bournemouth town centre at 4.30 am. Come to think of it, probably best not to visit at any time!
That seems to be true. The Bournemouth of twenty years ago is long gone.
[quote][p][bold]Cosmic Crusader[/bold] wrote: Must remember not to be in Bournemouth town centre at 4.30 am. Come to think of it, probably best not to visit at any time![/p][/quote]That seems to be true. The Bournemouth of twenty years ago is long gone. Yankee1
  • Score: 18

12:49am Mon 25 Aug 14

Bob49 says...

Yankee1 wrote:
Cosmic Crusader wrote:
Must remember not to be in Bournemouth town centre at 4.30 am. Come to think of it, probably best not to visit at any time!
That seems to be true. The Bournemouth of twenty years ago is long gone.
That is often the case with time - though still a stunning insight that many may not be aware of

so well done
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cosmic Crusader[/bold] wrote: Must remember not to be in Bournemouth town centre at 4.30 am. Come to think of it, probably best not to visit at any time![/p][/quote]That seems to be true. The Bournemouth of twenty years ago is long gone.[/p][/quote]That is often the case with time - though still a stunning insight that many may not be aware of so well done Bob49
  • Score: 3

10:14am Mon 25 Aug 14

caapprentice says...

Echo says 'Police Sergeant Andy Bell, of Bournemouth CID, said: “We know that a number of people where at the location '
I suggest that the Sergeant actually said 'people were at the location'.
Echo says 'Police Sergeant Andy Bell, of Bournemouth CID, said: “We know that a number of people where at the location ' I suggest that the Sergeant actually said 'people were at the location'. caapprentice
  • Score: 7

11:24am Mon 25 Aug 14

retry69 says...

Yankee1 wrote:
Cosmic Crusader wrote:
Must remember not to be in Bournemouth town centre at 4.30 am. Come to think of it, probably best not to visit at any time!
That seems to be true. The Bournemouth of twenty years ago is long gone.
Probably twenty years ago ?
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cosmic Crusader[/bold] wrote: Must remember not to be in Bournemouth town centre at 4.30 am. Come to think of it, probably best not to visit at any time![/p][/quote]That seems to be true. The Bournemouth of twenty years ago is long gone.[/p][/quote]Probably twenty years ago ? retry69
  • Score: 11

12:32pm Mon 25 Aug 14

curryandstella says...

B'mouth town centre is a bad place to be, with lots of bad people, my guess not from B'mouth
B'mouth town centre is a bad place to be, with lots of bad people, my guess not from B'mouth curryandstella
  • Score: 6

1:06pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Baysider says...

curryandstella wrote:
B'mouth town centre is a bad place to be, with lots of bad people, my guess not from B'mouth
Meaning?
[quote][p][bold]curryandstella[/bold] wrote: B'mouth town centre is a bad place to be, with lots of bad people, my guess not from B'mouth[/p][/quote]Meaning? Baysider
  • Score: -5

2:28pm Mon 25 Aug 14

SympatheticSam says...

Bournemouth is the new Boscum.
Bournemouth is the new Boscum. SympatheticSam
  • Score: 2

2:37pm Mon 25 Aug 14

MrPitiful says...

Baysider wrote:
curryandstella wrote:
B'mouth town centre is a bad place to be, with lots of bad people, my guess not from B'mouth
Meaning?
I think it means that he is of the opinion that whoever was involved was not from Bournemouth.
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]curryandstella[/bold] wrote: B'mouth town centre is a bad place to be, with lots of bad people, my guess not from B'mouth[/p][/quote]Meaning?[/p][/quote]I think it means that he is of the opinion that whoever was involved was not from Bournemouth. MrPitiful
  • Score: 7

2:43pm Mon 25 Aug 14

curryandstella says...

Baysider wrote:
curryandstella wrote:
B'mouth town centre is a bad place to be, with lots of bad people, my guess not from B'mouth
Meaning?
Meaning I bet they are the sort of people who don't care about Bournemouth because they were not born here. Yes there are plenty of good people who move here as well. Lets see if i'm right or wrong.
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]curryandstella[/bold] wrote: B'mouth town centre is a bad place to be, with lots of bad people, my guess not from B'mouth[/p][/quote]Meaning?[/p][/quote]Meaning I bet they are the sort of people who don't care about Bournemouth because they were not born here. Yes there are plenty of good people who move here as well. Lets see if i'm right or wrong. curryandstella
  • Score: 7

3:59pm Mon 25 Aug 14

alasdair1967 says...

"The driver has been described as white, in his late twenties, about five feet six inches tall and of stocky build. He has short dark hair and wore dark clothing."

Door man ?
"The driver has been described as white, in his late twenties, about five feet six inches tall and of stocky build. He has short dark hair and wore dark clothing." Door man ? alasdair1967
  • Score: 2

4:10pm Mon 25 Aug 14

DaveStalker says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
"The driver has been described as white, in his late twenties, about five feet six inches tall and of stocky build. He has short dark hair and wore dark clothing."

Door man ?
not the doormen from the Winchester, they're lovely guys.
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: "The driver has been described as white, in his late twenties, about five feet six inches tall and of stocky build. He has short dark hair and wore dark clothing." Door man ?[/p][/quote]not the doormen from the Winchester, they're lovely guys. DaveStalker
  • Score: 8

5:11pm Mon 25 Aug 14

davecook says...

curryandstella wrote:
Baysider wrote:
curryandstella wrote:
B'mouth town centre is a bad place to be, with lots of bad people, my guess not from B'mouth
Meaning?
Meaning I bet they are the sort of people who don't care about Bournemouth because they were not born here. Yes there are plenty of good people who move here as well. Lets see if i'm right or wrong.
Plenty of rough types born in Bournemouth, and plenty of nice pensioners who have chosen to make this their retirement home, after many happy holidays, and care passionately about Bournemouth. Often dangerous to make generalizations, even if it is to make a point as here!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]curryandstella[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]curryandstella[/bold] wrote: B'mouth town centre is a bad place to be, with lots of bad people, my guess not from B'mouth[/p][/quote]Meaning?[/p][/quote]Meaning I bet they are the sort of people who don't care about Bournemouth because they were not born here. Yes there are plenty of good people who move here as well. Lets see if i'm right or wrong.[/p][/quote]Plenty of rough types born in Bournemouth, and plenty of nice pensioners who have chosen to make this their retirement home, after many happy holidays, and care passionately about Bournemouth. Often dangerous to make generalizations, even if it is to make a point as here!!!!!! davecook
  • Score: 3

5:35pm Mon 25 Aug 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

Huey wrote:
Marky91 wrote:
Huey wrote:
Some people!
This wasn't just a hit and run, this was a vicious attack! The car repeatedly hit people, drove off turned around and came back to hit more people. The most horrifying thing I have seen! There was a fight a few minutes earlier this was it carrying on to extreme levels.
Very bad behaviour indeed. What goes through some folks heads eh? Nutters.
'The driver has been described as white, in his late twenties, about five feet six inches tall and of stocky build.'
.
Sounds like another case of aggressive short man syndrome.
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Marky91[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Some people![/p][/quote]This wasn't just a hit and run, this was a vicious attack! The car repeatedly hit people, drove off turned around and came back to hit more people. The most horrifying thing I have seen! There was a fight a few minutes earlier this was it carrying on to extreme levels.[/p][/quote]Very bad behaviour indeed. What goes through some folks heads eh? Nutters.[/p][/quote]'The driver has been described as white, in his late twenties, about five feet six inches tall and of stocky build.' . Sounds like another case of aggressive short man syndrome. HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: 6

6:55pm Mon 25 Aug 14

curryandstella says...

davecook wrote:
curryandstella wrote:
Baysider wrote:
curryandstella wrote:
B'mouth town centre is a bad place to be, with lots of bad people, my guess not from B'mouth
Meaning?
Meaning I bet they are the sort of people who don't care about Bournemouth because they were not born here. Yes there are plenty of good people who move here as well. Lets see if i'm right or wrong.
Plenty of rough types born in Bournemouth, and plenty of nice pensioners who have chosen to make this their retirement home, after many happy holidays, and care passionately about Bournemouth. Often dangerous to make generalizations, even if it is to make a point as here!!!!!!
yes of course, you are not allowed to generalize are you, it's not p.c. What a great world we live in. can't say this can't say that for fear of upsetting someone. much more dangerous place we live in than 10 years ago.
[quote][p][bold]davecook[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]curryandstella[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]curryandstella[/bold] wrote: B'mouth town centre is a bad place to be, with lots of bad people, my guess not from B'mouth[/p][/quote]Meaning?[/p][/quote]Meaning I bet they are the sort of people who don't care about Bournemouth because they were not born here. Yes there are plenty of good people who move here as well. Lets see if i'm right or wrong.[/p][/quote]Plenty of rough types born in Bournemouth, and plenty of nice pensioners who have chosen to make this their retirement home, after many happy holidays, and care passionately about Bournemouth. Often dangerous to make generalizations, even if it is to make a point as here!!!!!![/p][/quote]yes of course, you are not allowed to generalize are you, it's not p.c. What a great world we live in. can't say this can't say that for fear of upsetting someone. much more dangerous place we live in than 10 years ago. curryandstella
  • Score: 3

9:58pm Mon 25 Aug 14

breamoreboy says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
"The driver has been described as white, in his late twenties, about five feet six inches tall and of stocky build. He has short dark hair and wore dark clothing."

Door man ?
Stockbroker? Nuclear physicist? Carpenter? Gardener? As we're discussing an extremely serious crime, wouldn't it help to stick with facts rather than play guessing games?
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: "The driver has been described as white, in his late twenties, about five feet six inches tall and of stocky build. He has short dark hair and wore dark clothing." Door man ?[/p][/quote]Stockbroker? Nuclear physicist? Carpenter? Gardener? As we're discussing an extremely serious crime, wouldn't it help to stick with facts rather than play guessing games? breamoreboy
  • Score: 4

10:02pm Mon 25 Aug 14

breamoreboy says...

HRH of Boscombe wrote:
Huey wrote:
Marky91 wrote:
Huey wrote:
Some people!
This wasn't just a hit and run, this was a vicious attack! The car repeatedly hit people, drove off turned around and came back to hit more people. The most horrifying thing I have seen! There was a fight a few minutes earlier this was it carrying on to extreme levels.
Very bad behaviour indeed. What goes through some folks heads eh? Nutters.
'The driver has been described as white, in his late twenties, about five feet six inches tall and of stocky build.'
.
Sounds like another case of aggressive short man syndrome.
Deary me, you can't say that!!! He is probably suffering from AVCMS as in Aggressive Vertically Challenged Man Syndrome.
[quote][p][bold]HRH of Boscombe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Marky91[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Some people![/p][/quote]This wasn't just a hit and run, this was a vicious attack! The car repeatedly hit people, drove off turned around and came back to hit more people. The most horrifying thing I have seen! There was a fight a few minutes earlier this was it carrying on to extreme levels.[/p][/quote]Very bad behaviour indeed. What goes through some folks heads eh? Nutters.[/p][/quote]'The driver has been described as white, in his late twenties, about five feet six inches tall and of stocky build.' . Sounds like another case of aggressive short man syndrome.[/p][/quote]Deary me, you can't say that!!! He is probably suffering from AVCMS as in Aggressive Vertically Challenged Man Syndrome. breamoreboy
  • Score: 4

10:28pm Mon 25 Aug 14

SympatheticSam says...

Poole Hill is full of undesirables anyway. Natural selection.
Poole Hill is full of undesirables anyway. Natural selection. SympatheticSam
  • Score: -2

11:43pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Yankee1 says...

SympatheticSam wrote:
Poole Hill is full of undesirables anyway. Natural selection.
The Travelers improve Poole's gene pool..........
[quote][p][bold]SympatheticSam[/bold] wrote: Poole Hill is full of undesirables anyway. Natural selection.[/p][/quote]The Travelers improve Poole's gene pool.......... Yankee1
  • Score: -1

6:44am Tue 26 Aug 14

alasdair1967 says...

breamoreboy wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
"The driver has been described as white, in his late twenties, about five feet six inches tall and of stocky build. He has short dark hair and wore dark clothing."

Door man ?
Stockbroker? Nuclear physicist? Carpenter? Gardener? As we're discussing an extremely serious crime, wouldn't it help to stick with facts rather than play guessing games?
No disputing the seriousness of the incident,however ask a group of people to describe a door person yes an assumption on my part but a stereotypical description of a door person has been made !
[quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: "The driver has been described as white, in his late twenties, about five feet six inches tall and of stocky build. He has short dark hair and wore dark clothing." Door man ?[/p][/quote]Stockbroker? Nuclear physicist? Carpenter? Gardener? As we're discussing an extremely serious crime, wouldn't it help to stick with facts rather than play guessing games?[/p][/quote]No disputing the seriousness of the incident,however ask a group of people to describe a door person yes an assumption on my part but a stereotypical description of a door person has been made ! alasdair1967
  • Score: -2

3:30pm Tue 26 Aug 14

grazzer says...

presumably the drver was sitting while driving so how can anyone possbly say he was about 5 foot 6 inches tall
presumably the drver was sitting while driving so how can anyone possbly say he was about 5 foot 6 inches tall grazzer
  • Score: 12

12:02pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Top_Gear says...

Townee wrote:
A driver in charge of a car is like someone with a gun, it can kill and this driver was using it as a weapon.
A lot of drivers do not seem to appreciate this.
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: A driver in charge of a car is like someone with a gun, it can kill and this driver was using it as a weapon.[/p][/quote]A lot of drivers do not seem to appreciate this. Top_Gear
  • Score: 1

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