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Nine Year Old Injured In Hit And Run
A 9-year-old girl has been seriously injured after she was hit by a bicycle.
It happened at 2.25pm on Friday 26 July along Pinecliff Road by the entrance to Branksome Beach.
9-year-old Leila Crofts suffered serious injuries and remains in a critical condition at Southampton General Hospital.
Leila's parents, Chanine and Darren, wish to ask that everyone's thoughts and prayers are with Leila as the next 48 hours are a critical period in her recovery. They would also like to request that their privacy is respected at this difficult time as they support their daughter and each other.
A 38-year-old Bournemouth man was arrested in connection with this incident after presenting himself at a police station and has been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 26:311. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.
Cyclist in Southampton General With Serious Head Injury After Collision With Bike and Motorbike
It happened on the B3081 near Verwood - he had to be cut free by firefighters.
Violent crime was up 37% in the last year. Police say it's mainly due to a change in how offences are recorded.
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