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IN THE DOCK: Magistrates court round-up

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A round up of cases in Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court

84 charged so far in police drink drive crackdown - see the latest 13 to face court

Bournemouth Echo: BANNED: A Cefneithin man was more than one-and-a-half times the drink-drive limit when tested by police.

6:20am Wednesday 30th July 2014

MORE drink drivers have faced the courts as part of Dorset Police’s summer clampdown.

Police probe suspicious death after man's body found at flat

Bournemouth Echo:

9:17am Tuesday 29th July 2014

POLICE have launched a probe after a man died in suspicious circumstances in a flat in Weymouth.

Teen assaulted at Poole bus station - can you help find this man?

Bournemouth Echo:

9:54am Monday 28th July 2014

POLICE are appealing for information after a 16-year-old boy was ‘barked’ at and head-butted during an assault in Poole bus station.

Man who got in to carer’s bedroom and pulled out knife is spared jail

Bournemouth Echo:

8:13pm Monday 28th July 2014

A MAN who got into the bedroom of his carer before pulling out a knife has been spared jail.

In the dock

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Magistrates' Court

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A round-up of recent cases at Bournemouth Magistrates' Courts

Car dealer who put lives in danger by selling unsafe Mercedes fined £7k

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

2:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A CAR dealer who put lives in danger by selling an unsafe Mercedes from his Christchurch garage has been ordered to pay more than £7,000 in fines, costs and compensation.

Did you witness lead theft at building site in Blandford?

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

12:23pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BLANDFORD police are appealing for witnesses after a theft from a building site in the town.

14 more motorists named and shamed in police drink driving crackdown

Bournemouth Echo: ROAD SAFETY: A police officer is among more than 60 people arrested since North Yorkshire Police launched its festive drink-driving crackdown.

5:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

14 more drink drivers faced the courts as part of Dorset Police's summer crackdown.

Did you see "racially motivated" attack in Poole?

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

1:26pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A 34-year-old man was kicked and punched by four men in Poole in what police are calling a racially motivated attack.

Man in custody after assault on three-year-old at Paulton's Park - did you see incident?

Bournemouth Echo: Paulton's Park

11:29am Monday 21st July 2014

A man has been arrested after a young girl was allegedly assaulted at Paulton's Park on Sunday.

Can you help find stolen Wurlitzer jukebox taken from hall in Poole?

Bournemouth Echo:

5:02pm Monday 21st July 2014

A DISTINCTIVE jukebox – one of only 800 in existence – has been stolen from a community hall in Poole.

17-year-old boy in court charged with selling cocaine and heroin

Bournemouth Echo:

5:40am Friday 18th July 2014

A 17-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with selling cocaine and heroin.

Teenagers took imitation handgun to confront social media bullies, court told

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

FRIENDS who took an imitation handgun with them to confront a group of teenage girls have walked free from court.

Did you see youngster knocked to the ground by car on Wimborne Road?

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

11:50am Thursday 17th July 2014

A SCHOOLBOY was knocked to the ground in Poole by a car which then left the scene.

Three women arrested over Rui Li death have bail extended

Bournemouth Echo: Rui Li

9:33am Thursday 17th July 2014

Three women arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender in relation to the alleged murder of Poole nurse Rui Li have had their bail extended until the end of August, police said yesterday.

Did you see driver in Queen's Park crash?

Bournemouth Echo: RTA Driver fleed

5:05pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Police are hunting a driver who allegedly drove a stolen Mercedes into a stationary car before running off.

Alcoholic who can’t be evicted escapes jail term for three year campaign of abuse

Bournemouth Echo: Jailed: benefits cheat mum who claimed over £78k behind bars for 10 months

1:08pm Monday 14th July 2014

AN ALCOHOLIC who threatened to kill a woman’s cat in a three-year campaign of abuse has been spared jail.

Police investigate homophobic attack allegations at music festival

Bournemouth Echo: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

5:31pm Monday 14th July 2014

POLICE are investigating allegations that a teenager was the victim of a homophobic attack at a music festival.

Date set for new trial of man accused of murdering teenager Linda Lietaviete

Bournemouth Echo: Book of condolence for teenager Linda Lietaviete

11:35am Monday 14th July 2014

A new date has been set for the trial of Alvin Jay Santos, 25, who is accused of murdering 16-year-old Linda Lietaviete last December.

"Astonishing" - MPs slam teen killer's burglary sentence and vow to refer it to the attorney general

Bournemouth Echo: Ralph Millward’s killer facing prison again for stealing TV after release

4:36pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE sentence of a teenage killer who burgled a summer house just weeks after his release from jail has been slammed by Bournemouth’s MPs.

Wallisdown bank robbery: CCTV released of man with blue tape on face

Bournemouth Echo:

5:01pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE net is closing in on the robber who bizarrely disguised himself with blue tape before raiding Wallisdown’s Barclays Bank this week.

Burglars smash their way into business to steal power tools

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Police logo

9:39am Friday 11th July 2014

BURGLARS smashed a hole in the wall of a Blandford business to steal power tools on Saturday.

Drug dealer who went on the run during trial is caught

Bournemouth Echo: Dean McLeod, sentenced to six years, absconded before sentencing

9:25am Thursday 10th July 2014

A drug dealer who went on the run during his trial has been found by police.

Jailed: thug who punched strangers in late-night alleyway attack

Bournemouth Echo:

9:29am Monday 7th July 2014

A THUG who attacked two strangers as they walked through an alleyway late at night has been jailed after admitting the crime at Bournemouth Crown Court.

Revealed: 12 motorists caught drink driving in police crackdown

Bournemouth Echo: BANNED: A Cefneithin man was more than one-and-a-half times the drink-drive limit when tested by police.

5:00am Friday 4th July 2014

TODAY the Echo can reveal the first drink drivers caught in Dorset Police’s summer crackdown.

£250k worth of cannabis and cocaine seized by police

Bournemouth Echo: Cocaine

1:50pm Friday 4th July 2014

DRUGS worth £250,000 have been seized in a major crackdown in Poole and Purbeck.

"Lads in the court box lol" - the selfie that landed a teenager with a fine

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Magistrates' Court

7:40am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A TEENAGER who took a “selfie” while sitting in the court dock and then posted it on Twitter has been fined.

Have you seen 150 stolen chickens?

Bournemouth Echo:

2:59pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

150 chickens have been stolen from an orchard near Bridport.

Carer accused of defrauding three elderly women

Bournemouth Echo: Carer accused of defrauding three elderly women

12:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A CARER accused of defrauding thousands of pounds from her elderly charges appeared in court yesterday.

Police warn: Advertising calls are not from us, they are the work of conmen

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

12:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

DORSET Police are investigating a number of calls that have been made to people in the county from apparent con artists.

Man denies concealing £86,000 of criminal income

Bournemouth Echo: Man denies concealing £86,000 of criminal income

11:03am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A BOURNEMOUTH man appeared in court yesterday accused of concealing £86,000 derived from criminal activity.

UPDATE: Last picture of Rico Dardis taken by one of his killers - plus audio of killer's confession

Bournemouth Echo:

9:50am Tuesday 1st July 2014

THIS is the last known photograph of murder victim Rico Dardis taken on the day that he was killed.

Rico Dardis: murderers jailed for life

Bournemouth Echo: Rico Dardis

2:50pm Monday 30th June 2014

THE men who murdered Bournemouth dad Rico Dardis have been jailed for life.

Rolf Harris guilty of 12 counts of indecent assault

Bournemouth Echo: Rolf Harris, with his wife Alwen and daughter Bindi, left, arrives at Southwark Crown Court for the start of his trial for a string of alleged indecent assaults

3:09pm Monday 30th June 2014

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris saw his decades in the spotlight end in disgrace today as he was found guilty of indecent assault.

UPDATE:Fleeing shoplifter mows down chasing security guard

Bournemouth Echo: Police called to accident at Sainsbury's Poole

7:50am Friday 27th June 2014

A SUPERMARKET security guard was taken to hospital after a fleeing shoplifter drove a car into him.

Police hand out scratch and sniff cards to help residents recognise cannabis factories

Bournemouth Echo: Young cannabis seedlings growing in propagators in the house in Camden Street, Nelson

9:14am Thursday 26th June 2014

Scratch and sniff cards loaded with the smell of cannabis are being handed out in Hampshire in a police battle against cannabis factories.

UPDATED: Car wash owner found dead under bloody handprint by police searching for fatal crash victim, inquest told

Bournemouth Echo: Murder victim Ibrahim Yousef

12:43pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A BOSCOMBE man was found stabbed to death in his flat after neighbours heard a heated row, an inquest has heard.

Rico Dardis murder: Accused offers no defence

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

11:00am Wednesday 25th June 2014

MURDER accused Louis Borzoni offered no evidence in his defence in court yesterday.

Rico Dardis murder trial coverage

Bournemouth Echo: VICTIM: Rico Dardis

9:53am Monday 23rd June 2014

The defence case for Paul Mark Gerlach and Louis Borzoni, who are accused of murdering Rico Dardis, will begin at Winchester Crown Court today.

Man charged with attempted rape after woman found injured in Bournemouth street

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

11:04am Monday 23rd June 2014

A MAN has appeared in court charged with attempted rape after a woman was found partly-undressed, injured and visibly distressed in the street.

Police seize thousands of pounds from drug dealers

Bournemouth Echo: Luke Andrews

12:00pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

POLICE have seized thousands of pounds of ill-gotten money from two convicted drug dealers in Bournemouth and Poole.

Workman who flashed teenager handed community two-year order

Bournemouth Echo: EXPOSED HIMSELF: Marc Simon Foot

8:12am Wednesday 11th June 2014

A WORKMAN who exposed himself to a 17-year-old girl has been handed a two-year community supervision order.

Judge to accept majority verdict in Linda Lietaviete murder trial

Bournemouth Echo: Book of condolence for teenager Linda Lietaviete

1:28pm Thursday 5th June 2014

A JURY have yet to reach a verdict in the trial of Alvin Jay Santos, 25, of Wimborne Road in Bournemouth.

Child arrest rate in Dorset now among lowest in the country

Bournemouth Echo: CONCERNED: Margaret Morrissey

8:16am Thursday 5th June 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have welcomed new figures which reveal that police in Dorset are arresting fewer children compared to five years ago.

Jury yet to reach verdict in Linda Lietaviete murder trial

Bournemouth Echo: Book of condolence for teenager Linda Lietaviete

5:23pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

A jury have yet to reach a verdict in the trial of Alvin Jay Santos, 25, of Wimborne Road in Bournemouth.

“Dorset doesn’t have a gang culture”: police chief warn gangs the force is not a ‘pushover’

Bournemouth Echo: HARD TALKING: Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Cooper

1:00pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

TWO years ago, the shocking murder of a man shot dead in the street in Boscombe highlighted the unseen drugs war on our streets.

Jailed: “despicable” distraction burglar who preyed on the elderly

Bournemouth Echo: Jailed: “despicable” distraction burglar who preyed on the elderly

5:00am Thursday 29th May 2014

A MAN who carried out a series of “despicable” distraction burglaries has been jailed for five years.

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Man arrested for murder after nurse disappears

Bournemouth Echo: Man arrested for murder after nurse disappears

7:40am Thursday 29th May 2014

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a nurse disappeared from Poole Hospital.

Man damages machines at six Bournemouth betting shops during afternoon rampage

Bournemouth Echo: Masked gunman escapedx with cash after armed robbery on bookies

9:45am Wednesday 28th May 2014

A MAN caused “extensive damage” to games machines during an afternoon rampage at betting shops across Bournemouth.






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